John Barker: The Student
2016, acrylic on canvas
Turner Carroll Gallery, 725 Canyon Road, 505-986-5027 Santa Fe-based painter John Barker’s portraits capture emotional and psychological states and paradoxes inherent in the visionary William Blake’s conception of poetic genius, such as attraction and repulsion, love and hate. Barker’s energetic, expressionistic paintings capture a sense of the contradictions of the psyche and have a raw power to them. The exhibition of his recent works, The Book of John, continues through May.