Past – Transitions



MARCH 10 – APRIL 4, 2015

Barbara Bickley

Of the Earth

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12-6 P.M.

Opening Reception: Friday, March 13, 6-9 P.M.

Artist Talk/Demo: Saturday, March 28, 3-5 P.M.

Barbara Bickley’s abstract prints and print constructions celebrate the natural transitions evident in nature and the human condition. Her hand-pulled prints are developed in discreet series. Each piece shifts slightly from the last, suggesting an underlying theme of natural phenomena – germination, growth, fruition and decay.

Bickley’s prints combine a variety of print techniques including etching, lithography, collagraph and stencil. Her subtle use of overlapping colors and textures create “veiled” compositions of delicate complexity. Her unique print constructions are folded, torn, pierced, layered and hand sewn, creating dimensional, one of a kind, intricate reliefs. Disquieting surprises of color and texture surface from the hidden layers.

Barbara Bickley studied printmaking at the University of Maryland, receiving both her B.A. and M.A. She has exhibited extensively in the Mid-Atlantic region over the past 30 years in both solo and curated shows. Her work is regularly exhibited at the Waverly Street Gallery.

For more information, contact curator Barbara Bickley at or 301-933-1315.

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Barbara Bickley

Autumnal Equinox

Barbara Bickley

Awakening II

Barbara Bickley

Inner Storm I