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Betsy Barnum: Digging

Artist Reception Thursday, June 9, 2011, 6pm-9pm
CoCA Ballard Gallery
6413 Seaview Avenue NW, Seattle, Washington 98107

Betsy Barnum’s figurative work is almost embarrassingly honest. She is her own muse -both physically and psychologically. Her fears, anxieties, obsessions and joys are as transparent as the layers of paper, pigment and graphite that comprise her palimpsest-like works. Digging into her psyche, Barnum chronicles aspects of her life by depicting herself in manners that evoke her thoughts and emotions de jour. Of course, in doing so, she chronicles aspects of our own lives as well. -JCR

On exhibit through July 5, 2011 at CoCA Ballard, Shilshole Bay Beach Club.