Thursday, June 24, 2010

Touching Ground Gallery Opening French Lick, Indiana

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Air Series, Touching Ground Gallery

Available for purchase at Touching Ground Gallery, 469 South Maple, French Lick, Indiana. All oil paintings are 10" x 10", signed by artist, Susan Barton and accompanied with COA. For more information:

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Touching Ground Gallery, French Lick, Indiana

Photographs by Susan Barton
Copyright 2010

Just one hour from Bloomington, Indiana and approximately one hour from Louisville, Kentucky, is the beautiful town of French Lick, Indiana. Historically known for their mineral springs, luxurious hotels and spas, the town is currently home to a budding artist's community.

Touching Ground Gallery, located at 469 South Maple Street is a newly renovated space in the formally- known, historic, Five and Dime Store, in the heart of downtown French Lick. The new art gallery features the art of Chicago artists, Cyd Smillie, Susan Barton, and Nella Spencer, along with featured guest artist's from Europe and Indiana. Opening in mid-June, 2010, the gallery will sell a wide range of original, contemporary oil paintings, watercolors, ceramics and first edition art books.

Susan Barton
Geist", 2010
oil and acrylic on canvas

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Susan Barton At Touching Ground Gallery, French Lick, Indiana

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Imagined Horizons

Horizon 8, Susan Barton, Acrylic and Ink, 3.5 x 2.5", Available for purchase

Horizon 7, Susan Barton, Acrylic and Ink, 3.5 x 2.5", Available for purchase.

Horizon 6, Susan Barton, Acrylic and Ink, 3.5 x 2.5", Available for purchase

Horizon 5, Susan Barton, Acrylic and Ink, 3.5 x 2.5", Available for purchase.

Horizon 4, Susan Barton, Acrylic and Ink, 3.5 x 2.5", Available for purchase

The "Imagined Horizon" Series, contemporary abstract miniature paintings are available for purchase at Avram Eisen Gallery, 5204 North Damen, Chicago, or through inquires via phone 773.307-0273, or

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

New Works At Avram Eisen Gallery

Viewing a city in the warm glow of days end...
Attaining focus through veiled layers of fog...
Visualizing the radiance over the earth...

These are the inspirations of Susan Barton's new alternative landscape paintings, "Imagined Horizons".

Top Left: Horizon 2 , Susan Barton, Acrylic and Ink 3.5 x2.5", Available for purchase, Right: Horizon, Susan Barton, Acrylic and Ink, 3.5x2.5", Available for purchase, Bottom Left: Horizon 3, Susan Barton, Acrylic and Ink, 3.5x2.5", Available for purchase.

These among other miniatures from the Alternative Landscape series can be found at the Avram Eisen Gallery, 5204 North Damen Avenue, Chicago. Each diminutive painting expresses an alternative way in which to view a landscape. Light, shadow and colour express the essence of these diminutive landscapes. Strong elements held together by shadowy layers, convey the complex spirit of the land and nature. Time and space are held for the viewer alone to immerse into.

To purchase these works or for more information contact:
Avram Eisen Gallery
5204 North Damen Avenue

Saturday, January 24, 2009

American Dream

The American Dream
Susan Barton
Barbed Wire, Steel with Jute
40 x 30", Available for purchase

Echoing lines of dried and plowed agricultural fields of a past harvests, Susan Barton's, The American Dream, encapsulates the significance of America's immigrant and agricultural past, while resonating current stuggles of new immigrants to the United States.

Intending to explore her own great grandparents immigrant past, the textile becomes a visual narrative; one of any typical German family who immigrated from an impoverished, over populated Prussian state near the turn of the century, to their intended land of promise and hope-America. Like many, finding back breaking work in the nation's fields became the only starting point for a new immigrant to the United States. Corroded barbed wire reflects the past they left and injustices they would face in this new world: from past conscripted military duty and hardships of trying to earn a living in Germany, to new hard manual labor and growing resentments towards increased European immigrants within the United States. A rough edged and unfinished steel frame encompasses the textile, contrasting the once heavily agricultural opportunities of the country giving way to the emerging promise of larger urban cities and the beginnings of the industrial revolution.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Intimate Wrigleyville Art Sale

(left)"The Sky Is Falling", Susan Barton, 8x10, Oil and Acrylic on Canvas SOLD

"Passage", Susan Barton, 8x10", Oil On Canvas SOLD

The Early Art Collector Sale

Friday, December 5th from 6-9pm and
Sunday, December 7th from 1-5pm
1249 West Addison
Chicago, Illinois

The Early Art Collector Sale is an intimate art sale located in the heart of Chicago's, Wrigleyville neighborhood. Featuring the works of 18 Midwest emerging and mid-career artists, this show highlights early works of art and current smaller works of art in a newly renovated greystone building. Experiencing affordable art in this no pressure setting and allowing viewers to see the art within the context of an interior of a home, all works of art on display are for sale and listed for $200, $100 and $50. Believing that all art lovers can enter collecting art at these prices, the show delivers many opportunities for viewers not only to buy for themselves, but for holiday gifts as well.

Susan Barton will feature 6 demure oil paintings in this two day show.

Blue Plate Special Ceramics

(upper)"Surf", 12" round Delft Blue Plate (lower)"Open 24 Hours", 12" round Delft Blue Plate
Copyright Susan Barton 2008

The Blue Plate Special

Where: August House Studio
2113 West Roscoe, in Chicago
When: December 5th-December 21st, 2008
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, Noon-6pm