Barbara Ernst Prey: Recent Oil Paintings and New Print Releases
July 1 – July 14
The summer 2018 inaugural exhibition at Barbara Prey Projects will feature the artist's latest small-scale oil paintings along with a new series of limited edition prints. Mostly known as a watercolorist, Prey has returned to oils, the medium in which she first began her instruction; the smaller size of the panels and the nature of the medium enables Prey to experiment with levels of freedom and informality not afforded by watercolor. The exhibition will expand her island series and—with a nod to Fairfield Porter—debut paintings of village scenes that reveal her continuous interest in architecture, thinking of her early illustrations for The New Yorker in the 1980s or most recently her 8 feet by 15 feet interior portrait for MASS MoCA.