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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

Margaret Barnes

Margaret Barnes

Artist Information

County
Wicomico County
Phone
4107038618
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

Abstract ecological and cosmological forms that evoke a visceral experience fascinate me. After all, matter in our Universe is just energy organizing itself into patterns throughout empty space. Whether we peer into the microcosmic world here on Earth or look out into the vast cosmos, we recognize similar laws of physics. I am fascinated by the infinite spatial fabric of interconnectedness, from the smallest particle to the largest celestial body. My work explores these concepts by harmonizing positive and negative space within a specific site by using lightweight materials that interact with light and defy gravity. Everything is connected.

Artist Bio

Public Art, Art Exhibitions, Commissions, and Committees

2018

  • Faculty Award, “Spatial Ascension”, Senior Art Show

2017

  • The Brilliant Impracticality of the Dazzling Dr. Bond, Public Art Installation Project for Advanced Sculpture, Fulton Hall Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD
  • Configuration, Three Women Show, SAC House, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD
  • Founding member of the Public Art Committee of Salisbury, MD

2016

  • This Here Now, Group Show, SAC House, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD
  • Ephemeral, Site Specific Group Project for Intermediate Sculpture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD

2012-13

  • Commissioned by Whole Foods Market Georgetown to design seasonal display concepts for storefront window (15’x30’)

2004-5

  • Photography Exhibit at Artomatic Art Happening, Washington, DC

2004

  • Solo Photography Show at the Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

 

Education

  • Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD, Bachelor of Arts
  • UMass Boston, Boston, MA, Anthropology
  • UMBC, Catonsville, MD, Fine Arts
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Media

  • “New Sculpture Graces Fulton Stairwell”, The Fulton Exchange, Salisbury University, pg. 2, Winter 2017

Committees

  • Salisbury Public Art Committee, 2017-present