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Sculptor Kevin Barrett FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LADY IN RED GRACES THE ISLAND

"Scarlet", a 9-foot curvaceous bright red sculpture finds a home in Shelter Island Heights this summer.

C FINE ART presents an installation by accomplished New York City artist, Kevin Barrett.

Installation:   Friday, August 7, 2009

Reception:    Saturday, August 29, 2009


SHELTER ISLAND, NY JULY 24th -- Filmmaker Robert Leacock's property, located at Chase and Grand Streets in Shelter Island Heights in front of Marie Effiel's store, will soon get some new lawn furniture when famed artist, Kevin Barrett, debuts his most recent sculpture, "Scarlet". Charismatic Barrett will install the sculpture on Friday, August 7th.

Increasingly, with the opening and continued success of several contemporary galleries and artists studios, Shelter Island is becoming a showcase for both nationally recognized and emerging artists. Barrett reinforces this by introducing a dashing splash of color to Shelter Island's main street.

Sculpture Installation : Spiritus by Kevin Barrett"Scarlet distinguishes itself from much of Barrett's other work, where the tension and constriction of form become working elements of the sculpture, and by its peacefully resolved, yet powerful movements. Here shapes have been opened, forms freed; they appear eager as they seamlessly flow through and around each other. The effect is one of complete lucidity, confidence and grace." - Cheryl Sokolow, Director, C Fine Art

New York artist, Kevin Barrett brings a deeply felt expressive content, energy, and rhythmic unity to the inherent strength and durability of his chosen medium. His success is well-documented; his sculptures and wall reliefs have been widely exhibited and can be found throughout the United States and in Europe, both in public and private collections.

Art critic, Robert C. Morgan describes Barrett's work with praise, "In these remarkable, colorful, aluminum constellations, Kevin Barrett offers another possibility for the future. Rather than cynical exhaustion, these interrelated shapes are woven together not as absolute forms, but as decoys that keep slipping in and out of place before our eyes."


Barrett's installation will be on display from August 7th through Autumn 2010.

  

ABOUT KEVIN BARRETT

Kevin Barrett, a third generation artist, has been surrounded by abstract sculpture and painting his entire life. His welded aluminum sculptures and wall reliefs reflect a successful blending of these two disciplines. Born in Michigan, Kevin learned about materials, structure, figurative forms, and eventually, the elegance of abstract forms from his father, sculptor Bill Barrett. Barrett's studio is in NYC where he resides with his family.

For more information regarding artist Kevin Barrett and his work please visit www.kevinbarrettsculptures.com.
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