Objets Trouvés


  • Oil on panel
  • 20 x 16 x 0.25 in
    (50.8 x 40.64 x 0.64 cm)
  • $1,920.00
  • Marc Barker

'Tethered' Contemporary Figurative Oil on Panel Painting by Marc Barker

'Tethered' is a contemporary monochromatic oil on panel painting from Marc Barker's "Illusion of Mattering" series. The painting features two central figures - a dark, shadowed large figure, presumably male, behind a lighter female figure whose torso comes into view but the facial features do not. They represent the psychological symbols of anima and animus.
The two stand stationery with a full frontal position in the center of the panel drawing the viewer into their shadowed world of reflection and intrigue. The painting is framed with a black contemporary wooden frame.

"My education was in mathematics, limnology and art. I revere nature and question my place within it, the Mystery, prismatic sunsets and sensuous memories exploring, surveying and photographing caves with their invented light, solitude, and deafening silence. I transform these experiences into psychologically contemplative subjects including shadow figures, asterisms, cloudscapes, political mixed media and abstractions."-- Marc Barker

Marc Barker has over 35 years experience in the arts and over 25 years experience teaching and producing in the field of interactive media. He managed Paseo Intaglio Printers in the late 1980s and continued into the 90s with editioning and contract printing for local and national artists. He was selected as 2004 Festival of the Arts juror for the Arts Council of Oklahoma City and helped create the Artful Experience Committee for the Arts Council of Oklahoma City. He chaired that committee for its first two years which taught principles of printmaking to festival goers through exhibits and demonstrations. He was the guest juror for the 2009 Paseo Festival of the Arts and the Goddard Center 47th Annual Competition in 2019. Marc was the Allied Artist representing the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition and had an exhibit in the State Capitol of Oklahoma’s East Gallery in 2008 with one of his works chosen for the Oklahoma State Art Collection at the State Capitol.

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