Allan Stone Projects is pleased to present Robert Baribeau: Abstract Horizons on view from June 23 – August 10, 2018. Selected from the Allan Stone Collection, the group of paintings and works on paper feature Baribeau’s signature fusion of gestural expression, mixed media collage and layers of vibrant paint.
Robert Baribeau’s extensive career involves the close examination and abstraction of nature. Trained as a landscape architect, Baribeau’s keen sense of perspective and composition evoke impressions of land, sea and sky. Since the 1970’s, Baribeau has channeled the raw energy of post-war abstraction. Sharing Robert Rauschenberg’s engagement with collage, many of Baribeau’s paintings employ a variety of mixed media, passionate gesture and experimental techniques.
Robert Baribeau was born in Oregon in 1949. He received his BS from Portland State University in 1978, and his MFA from the Pratt Institute in 1979. He has been honored with a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, a Pratt Institute Art Department Grant/Fellowship, and a Florence Saltzman-Heidel Foundation Grant. He has shown extensively in the United States since the 1970s. His work has been reviewed in major publications such as Artforum, Artnews, and the The New York Times. Baribeau lives and works in Stanfordville, New York.