Rick Berry & Paper Darts

Why is figurative art important? According to Rick,
“Our figuration of people is the pulse-taking of who we are and how we define ourselves … you actually use the art to see.”
This quote is excerpted from an interview recently published in Paper Darts, an innovative arts and literature magazine that features creative pioneers. The interview, conducted inside Rick’s studio by writer Maria Anderson, explores all the questions that count:
What is Rick’s art philosophy?
What is his creative process?
What personal history is he building upon?
The profile includes a broad selection of paintings and drawings as well as a video clip of Rick from Maria Carbardo’s award winning art documentary, Better Things

To discover why Ms. Anderson titled her interview “The Continuous Feast”, click here.

Clockwise from top left: “Dancetron” (graphite, digi-post processed), “Vanish” (oil), “Changeling” (oil)
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Present Tense – A Drawing Show

Director Sand T and ArtSPACE at 16 continued to highlight the significance of the fundamental medium of drawing through this exhibition. Juror Heidi Marston wrote “Drawing is the most immediate expression of a thought…it is a universal form of communication.” Works selected from Rick Berry were Dancing Mug, red chalk and Bad Robin, oil stick. The opening reception was held on July 8, 2006 with a gallery talk lead by Marston, followed by artist talks.

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