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Barnaby Whitfield at Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen

by Suzanne on June 4th, 2011


Little Deaths All The Same (the artist as an expiring Red Winged Blackbird) by Barnaby Whitfield, pastel on paper, 2011 - click to enlarge

Barnaby Whitfield - the uncrowned king of waxy luminosity and great pastel maestro of blue-greyish cholera skin tones - is currently exhibiting new works at Gallery Poulsen's Before Summer group show in Copenhagen.

I've always been particularly fond of his self-portraits as he's got such unique and charismatic features, so I do envy you Danish folks for getting a chance to see Little Deaths All The Same (above) in person - not just for the troubled waters in the background that would make a Théodore Géricault go green with envy.

I'm not sure That Wretched Glow (below) will be on show, so it's just to give you an idea of what else Barnaby has been working on this year.

All details below.


That Wretched Glow by Barnaby Whitfield, pastel on paper, 2011 - click to enlarge


On show: May 27 - Jun 11, 2011

Address: Gallery Poulsen Contemporary Fine Arts, Flæsketorvet 24, Den hvide Kødby, 1711 København V., Denmark, tel: +45 4015 5588 / +45 3333 9396, email: info@gallerypoulsen.com

Gallery hours: Tue - Fri: 12 - 5.30 PM, Sat: 11 AM - 3 PM, or by appointment

Press release

Artist's website


Barnaby Whitfield at Scope NY for Spinello Gallery

by Suzanne on February 28th, 2011


Fag Limbo (after Hernan Bas) by Barnaby Whitfield, pastel on paper - click to enlarge

Barnaby Whitfield just announced that he will be exhibiting alongside his good friend Kris Knight at Scope New York for Miami's Spinello Gallery.

Neither Scope nor the gallery website have any information on the booth no., but I'm sure you'll find it because scientific research has shown that the average reader of this blog has an IQ of between 111 and 123. Nice.

First view: Mar 2, 2011, 3 - 9 PM (VIP, press, >$100 donations only)

On show: Mar 3 - 6, 2011

Address: Scope NY, 320 West St (West Side Highway), Across from Pier 40, New York NY 10014, email: info@scope-art.com | Map & Directions

Opening hours: 12 AM - 8 PM, Sun: 12 - 7 PM

Admission: $20/day general, $10/day student

Artist's website