Had a wonderful painter to painter ‘conversation’ with Brian Alfred for his podcast series, Sound & Vision . It is up on the website, and also available through ITunes.
Frances is included in this wonderful exhibition: “Works of Intimate Scale by 26 colorists,” curated by Michael Walls at the Kingsborough Art Museum March 6-April 5, 2017.
Frances gave an artist talk at the New York Studio School on November 29, 2016. In case you missed it and want to see/hear the talk, please go to Vimeo at:
In this singular abstracted land, six characters drive forward the story in “Ginger Smith and Billy Gee” by the painter Frances Barth. In the family of a graphic novel, but also like a graphic poem, this is a book in two acts and an Afterword, with interspersed dreams of the main character Ginger. It turns its focus cinematically on the darkly comic relationship developing between Ginger, a painter, and Billy, an aspiring writer, after Ginger is dumped by Billy’s best friend.
Four other characters contriibute to the richness of the story. Hiker 1 and Hiker 2 are like figures in a Greek Chorus commenting on the action and entering and leaving the story line, and Male and Female add a Freudian coda to the proceedings. This is a winsome and jaunty artist tale, humorous, poetic and symbolic.
A full color book with all original drawings and text.
Winner: BEST ANIMATED SHORT
We are very happy to announce that the animation Jonnie In The Lake will be part of
The New York Short Film Festival which will run at the Cinema Village in Manhattan, Nov 4-10 2016
nominated for BEST SHORT FILM
Frances is pleased to have this new painting included in the benefit for The Drawing Center
in September and to support all their good work. Please see their invitation.