Ariana Barat - Facilities Manager, Printmaking
Technically trained as a printmaker, I have worked at the Brodsky Center, the Glasgow Print Studio, the Lower East Side Printshop, the Manhattan Graphics Center and Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. The process of printmaking has had a strong influence on my art as the meticulous nature of the medium has ingrained itself into my drawings, installations and sculptures. My artwork depicts the continuity of time though woven narratives that braid past artistic styles with modern aesthetics as my drawings are layered with images that reference history and our contemporary culture. Through my examination of power, I place one foot in the past and the other in the fantastical space of the epic, creating fictional narratives that simultaneously seduce and implicate the audience. The characters in my environments undergo various power struggles and the use of repetition in my compositions proclaims the cyclical tendencies of the abuse of power throughout history.