Our Inaugural Show in 
Our New Gallery Home:
938 NW Everett St.
in the Pearl District

November 29 -  
December 30

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Barbara Black
with guest artists
Angela Passalacqua & Barbara Conyne

"What's Past is Prologue"

 

Blackfish founding artist-owner Barbara Black and former artist-owner Angela Passalacqua have shown together numerous times over the past 30 years. They are honored to inaugurate the new Blackfish Gallery space. They’ve had many conversations about the direction this show should take, after Blackfish Gallery lost its space on NW Ninth Ave. (which had been its home for 36 years). It seemed an appropriate time for a retrospective of works shown in the prior Blackfish space, combined with current work. For many years, Black and Passalacqua shared a studio at the old Troy Laundry Building. Inevitably, they exchanged ideas and critiqued each other’s work, which has continued to this day. They are both attracted to mythology and they plumb surrealism for dream-like imagery. They're also passionate about life drawing, especially the immediacy of gesture.

Also showing with them is Barbara Conyne, another multi-decade colleague, and an artist whose sculptural work combines materials with wit and a poet’s eye.

These three artists, colleagues and friends for over 40 years, are exhibiting traditional media: painting, printmaking, drawing, and sculpture for Blackfish's inaugural exhibition in our new space at 938 NW Everett St. 

Barbara Black

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 Barbara Black,   "Sunrise or Sunset?"   2020-22

acrylic & mixed-media on canvas, 40” x 30”

Angela Passalacqua

 Angela Passalacqua,   "Four Shades"   2022

oil on wood panel, 36” x 48”

Barbara Conyne

 Barbara Conyne,   "Salutation in the Sun" 

wood fired ceramic & mixed-media, 11” x 13 x 8”

​​Virtual Opening Reception & Artist Talks

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, 5:30pm

Join us on Facebook Live!

Sunrise or Sunset? (ii)
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Night Journey
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Night and Day Illumined
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Spirit Gesture
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ABC... or ...XYZ?
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Dream: The Snake of the House
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Still Life Conversation
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Awaiting the Return
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Egyptian Fantasy
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Eurdice (ii)
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Landscape, Moonlit
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Life Drawing (Hipbone) Dreaming of Rousseau's Jungle
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Life Drawing (Hipbone) Dreaming of Rousseau's Happy Four
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Rital Vessel and Cloth #1
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Ritual Vessel with White Wave
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Mutable Values
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Eurydice (iv)
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Tulip's Gesture
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Four Shades
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Tuning Fork
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Medusa
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Balancing Act II
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Balancing Act I
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Salutation to the Sun
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Grandfather Storyteller
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The Three Graces
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Forbidden Fruit
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