Barnaby Furnas: the lesser light

September 14 – October 8, 2009

 

Mummers Day IV (2nd Street Steppers), 2009

Colored pencil, watercolor and dye on Twin Rocker Calligraphy Cream paper

30 x 22 inches

76.2 x 55.9 cm

 

Drummer (Peter Criss) I, 2009

Acrylic and colored pencil on linen

22 ¾ x 16 ¼ x ¾ inches

57.8 x 41.3 x 1.9 cm

 

Mummers Day III (Quaker City Ramblers), 2009

Colored pencil, watercolor and dye on Twin Rocker Calligraphy Cream paper

30 x 22 inches

76.2 x 55.9 cm

 

Mummers Day I, 2009

Colored pencil, watercolor and dye on Twin Rocker Calligraphy Cream paper

30 x 22 inches

76.2 x 55.9 cm

 

Mummers Day II, 2009

Colored pencil, watercolor and dye on Twin Rocker Calligraphy Cream paper

30 x 22 inches

76.2 x 55.9 cm

 

Drummer (Peter Criss) II, 2009   

Acrylic and colored pencil on linen

28 x 20 x ¾ inches

71.1 x 50.8 x 1.9 cm

Motörhead, 2009
Colored pencil, golden acrylic with water dispersed pigments on linen
60 x 84 x 1 ¼ inches
152.4 x 213.4 x 3.2 cm

My Bloody Valentine, 2009
Colored pencil, golden acrylic with water dispersed pigments on linen
66 x 84 x 1 ¼ inches
167.6 x 213.4 x 3.2 cm

 

Mummers Day 4, 2009

Watercolor on paper

15 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches

39.4 x 29.2 cm

Press Release

 

Anthony Meier Fine Arts is pleased to present the lesser light, an exhibition of new work by Barnaby Furnas on view from 15 September thru 9 October.

 

the lesser light combines Furnas’s longtime interests in music and history, igniting a conversation on performance, costume, masquerade and persona. 

 

Intertwining his established rock concert series, vibrant structured visuals of musicians on stage and in portrait, with a new series documenting the Philadelphia Mummers, costumed entertainers welcoming in the New Year, Furnas investigates the anonymity found within a crowd, both as a participant and an observer.


Exhibiting nationally and internationally since receiving his MFA from Columbia University in 2000, Furnas will open a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, on 25 September.  A mid-career survey exhibition starts at the Ft. Worth Museum of Modern Art in 2012.