BARBARA ERNST PREY: PRINTS AND DRAWINGS
JULY 1 - JULY 20, 2015
Blue Water Fine Arts celebrates its 15th Year with Barbara Ernst Prey: Prints and Drawings featuring a series of twenty newly released prints from July 1 to July 20. New print releases of God and Country (exhibited at the U.S. Embassy Residence in Paris and part of Prey’s 9/11 series) and Parade Route (currently on view at the U.S. Embassy in Hong Kong) produced in collaboration with U.L.A.E., which produces prints of Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, are included in the exhibit as are prints of her iconic painting Patriot and her NASA commissioned work. Prey’s paintings are in some of the most important collections worldwide including The White House, The Brooklyn Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Kennedy Space Center and Tom Hanks.
She was commissioned by the President of the United States to paint the official White House Holiday Card and by NASA to document space history. A print of Family Portrait (collection The Brooklyn Museum), as well as two of her most sought after pieces Hydrangeas (Collection Bush Presidential Library) and The Collection will be on display in July. The Collection was selected by the U.S. State Department as the invitation image for every U.S. Ambassador and Embassy worldwide July 4th celebration. Also included in the exhibit is a selection of small originals offering a preview of her upcoming annual exhibit, showcasing her virtuosic technique, authentic vision and distinctly American style. As Barbara continues her course of creating visually distinct and compelling work, for which she has garnered international recognition, this exhibit explores and highlights a new aspect of her practice rarely seen in her previous exhibitions-her drawings and travel drawings. These works distinctively reflect on Barbara’s early years as a painter as she traveled to Tainan, Taiwan on a grant from The Henry Luce Foundation and her early career as an illustrator for various publications such as The New Yorker, Gourmet and The New York Times. The Prints and Drawing Show illuminates the importance of Prey’s progression as an artist and allows the viewer insight into Prey’s current practice. This is truly a great opportunity to have access to a diverse range of Barbara’s original fine art prints.