Opening Reception: Saturday, October 14th, 6-9pm
Exhibition on view October 14 – November 18th, 2017
The Leslie Curran Gallery @ ARTicles
1431 Central Ave, St Pete
M-F 10-6, Sat 10-5
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Leslie Curran Gallery is proud to announce the opening reception of LEGENDARY BEAUTY, an exhibition featuring the paintings of Jack Barrett, on October 14th, 6-9pm. The exhibition can also be seen during regular gallery hours October 14th through November 18th, 2017.
For decades, Jack Barrett pursued the feminine mystique through artwork ranging from deep, psychologically complex portraits to expressive gestural studies. This selection of the artist’s paintings and drawings offers an extensive look at his ongoing celebration of the power of femininity.
Barrett was a prominent illustrator for the St. Petersburg Times & the Evening Independent for over twenty years. He studied at the Carnegie Institute and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and taught figure drawing at St. Petersburg College and the Morean Arts Center. His work has been published extensively, and he is the recipient of many awards and honors including recognition for his remarkable newspaper illustration. He was a prolific artist, exhibited his work throughout the U.S., and is included in many prestigious art collections including Raymond James Financial, St. Petersburg College, Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, and the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art.
Jack Barrett, A Special Message, oil on canvas, 36 x 48”