Elliot Barrowitz: Summer Pictures (2009)

September 17 – November 11, 2009, 6th flr
Opening Reception: September 17, 6-8PM


Elliott Barowitz is Professor Emeritus, Drexel University, where he taught art and “art history. His current teaching interests include modernism and postmodernism as seen in painting, sculpture, photography, film, architecture, TV, and popular Culture. He has an abiding interest in Dada and early American Modernism. Barowitz is a Visual artist who has exhibited in more than 100 venues in museums, galleries, and universities in the U.S., Canada, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Bulgaria, and Thailand. He has been working on a video documentary, Conversations with 1954 Graduates of Passaic High School, shown at the Gallatin Film Festival. He was a board member of the Foundation for the Community of Artists, where he served as president, board chair, and executive editor of its publication Artworkers News (a.k.a. Art & Artists). This publication is now at NYU’s Fales Library. Barowitz has presented papers at academic conferences and appeared as a panelist and speaker at forums. He has long been an artist activist, with interests in artists’ rights, housing, discrimination, and censorship. He is a former member of the Artist Certification Committee, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and is currently a public member of the New York City Loft Board.


These nine works on paper are made with water-color, gouache, colored pencils, pastels, ink, various collage, and photomontage materials, with photographic acrylic gel transfers images that were gleaned from The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal and The New Yorker Magazine.
This work explores powerful images from newspaper and magazines (mostly The New York Times); I have been using in paintings and works on paper for the last fifteen years or so.

In the past I have encompassed text with the images. In these new works my interventions take the form of liberties I take with the background images and the juxtaposition of military aircraft.

– Elliott Barowitz, September 2009