Marc Barrett: Tilted Tectonics August 24 2012

Exhibition dates: September 1 – 29, 2012
Opening: Saturday, September 1, 4-7 pm
Artist’s Talk: Friday, September 21, 11 am

This September, Arts on Douglas Fine Art and Collectibles in Smyrna Beach, FL will be featuring Marc Barrett in an exhibition entitled “Tilted Tectonics”.  In This remarkable collection, Barrett captures the beauty of steel, concrete, structure lines and mirrored glass in the modern architecture of downtown office buildings.

Barrett’s paintings are illusions of space. The repetition of railings, windows, and balconies painted with a kaleidoscope of colors shows various dwellings that set up a constant visual rhythm.  His low angled linear perspective creates structures that want to spin the viewer creating a feeling of vertigo.

On his new works Barrett states, “As a painter, I am interested in how the transparency of the glass windows, along with reflections and shadows create optical tension. I believe architecture is a visual language understood throughout the world.  This architecture has allowed me, as a painter, to locate beauty in the modern world. By focusing on a structure I am able to discover new patterns of expression.”

Barrett was born in Franklin, Indiana.  He received his MFA in painting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2012, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. An Artist’s Talk will be held Friday, September 21 at 11 am.  Both events are free and open to the public.  The exhibition “Tilted Tectonics” will be on display until September 29, 2012.  Works by Marc Barrett may be viewed online at

About Arts on Douglas Fine Art and Collectibles: A unique commercial art gallery located in the arts-rich community of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Founded in 1996 by Doris Leeper, artist and Atlantic Center for the Arts founder and artist/benefactor Ed Harris, Arts on Douglas promotes the work and careers of prominent Florida artists. Formerly a used furniture warehouse, and originally a 1930's era Ford showroom and service center, the space was magnificently transformed and has since become a community gathering spot for a discerning mix of art lovers, patrons, and artists.