Artist Statement

Jude Barton received her BFA from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 1999 with an emphasis in sculpture. Although she has considered herself an artist since her teen years, she has been an active working artist in Colorado for the past 30 years working with a wide variety of materials and processes in painting, mixed media and sculpture. With the addition of a minor in Art History, she is well rounded in her understanding of concepts in art theory and criticism.

From her early years using primarily three-dimensional sculptural forms, Barton has utilized those skills and practices to transition to predominantly two-dimensional forms while maintaining a sculptural aesthetic. She asserts a neomodern formalist approach which she describes as intentionality and freedom within structure. Neomodern formalism acknowledges process and materiality but confines those elements to a subordinate position. While concept and context may be discerned by the viewer, it is only as an unintended result and the whimsy of the human mind. Barton asserts that art is about art.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Recent shows and activity

· Core New Art Space - Member’s Show

· Core New Art Space - Urban Landscape juried show

· Core New Art Space - WOW open entry show

· Core New Art Space - Curator: Mixed Media juried show; All That You Can Imagine

· Core New Art Space – Annual Solo Show: “Meditation on the Square”

· MAD Greens at the Denver Art Museum – “Meditation on the Square”

· Art Vision Collective: Art in Public Places, Decorative Painting new trash receptacles for the Historic Westminster Art District

· Regular artist rotation at Collier Hospice Center Lutheran Hospital

· Regular artist rotation at Powerback Rehabilitation Center - Lakewood CO

· Abstract Expressions – Juried show Lakewood Art Center

· Semi-Finalist Regional Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series hosted by Space Gallery Denver