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ArtistsinAuction Newsletter Issue #6/October 2009


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We are currently portraying the work of a select group of talented artists, covering a broad array of mediums – painting, photography, drawing, sculpture and mixed media.
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In this month’s ArtistsinAuction Newsletter, we are highlighting the work of three artists:
R. Gene Barbera, Painting
Robin Antar, Sculpture
J. Kieran McGonnell, Painting/Mixed Media
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R. Gene Barbera's work is undoubtedly influenced by people. From the fisherman in his early life in Maine to the natives encountered during extensive travel around the world – all the various expressions and characters are what make up his paintings today. With unforgiving and meaningful one-stroke executions, he creates a distinct personality, often adding uncomplimentary colors and exaggerated features that result in a mysterious finish. Barbera studied at the University of Southern Maine and the University of Hartford Art School and has designed graphics imagery for many consumer products and events.
Robin Antar's passion as a sculptor can be described as "realism in stone." All her work involves a technique that captures common, everyday items, first replicated on a real life-scale in stone with meticulous detail, then customized by incorporating accompanying parts with stains, paints, plastics and gold leaf. Works have been exhibited in many shows and galleries, including Sotheby's, the National Art Club, the City Museum of St. Louis, and the Provincetown Art Museum, among many others. She also does much commission work and has been awarded the Allied Artists of America (gold medal of honor) and Match Up (first prize) in sculpture. Antar currently live and works in New York.
After dark My Sweet
J. Kieran McGonnell has spent the past 15 years transferring images onto canvas. By using a combination of hand made oil paints and industrial spray paints, he creates works that are brilliantly-colored, crisp edged and highly sought after. McGonnell has been profiled in numerous publications throughout the US and in Ireland. In an article entitled ‘Top 40 under 40’, McGonnell was selected as one of the top Irish success stories living in the US today. He studied Studio Art and Art History at Hunter College in Manhattan, and has shown his work continuously at museums, galleries, and universities. McGonnell currently lives and works in Chicago.
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