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  June 7th - July 2nd, 2004

DM Contemporary is proud to present the work of Barbara Andrus in an exhibition entitled: “Barbara Andrus: New Sculptures and Drawings.” Barbara Andrus was born in Boston, MA, and studied sculpture at the Boston Museum School. Currently, she lives and works in New York City, spending significant time in Maine, where she gathers material for her sculpture. Using wood in it’s natural form as her inspiration, as well as her material, Andrus creates works that are visually intriguing and seductively tactile. Tree limbs, branches, and twigs are woven or tied together to construct monumental installations, or small scale accessible sculptures. According to Susie Kalil, a Houston based writer and critic, upon encountering Andrus’ work one feels “… a kinship with ancient working rhythms, with totem builders of early societies, with ancient memories from deep time.” In her recent work, the sphere, a recurring form in Andrus’ work, is sometimes covered with layers of cloth in varying translucencies and collaged with paper elements. Here the interest shifts from the structure itself to the surface of the form.

Andrus’ work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in galleries, universities, and museums. She has received fellowships from many prominent arts organizations, such as: Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, NY, Fine Arts Work Center, MA, Art Omi, NY, Somerville Arts Council, NY, Bronx Museum, NY, Sculpture Space, NY, Franconia Sculpture Park, MN, Edward Albee Foundation, NY.

The completion of the book, “Wood Whirled,” documenting Andrus’ larger outdoor work is anticipated later this spring.

There will be a private reception on Sunday, June 6th, after which the exhibition will be open to the public by appointment starting June 7th. For further information please contact the gallery by phone (516) 922-3552, or email:

DM Contemporary, Box 263 Mill Neck New York 11765 TEL: 516 922 3552