“Les Barta: Photoconstructions” on Display at the Edward Williams Gallery
Teaneck, NJ (November 25, 2013) – Les Barta’s exhibit will be on display at the Edward Williams Gallery on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus from Monday, December 3, 2013 to Saturday, January 18, 2014.
About the Artist
Les Barta was born in Hungary, grew up in San Francisco, and attended Columbia University in New York City. He now lives in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and Sedona, Arizona as an artist and entrepreneur.’’
Barta developed his artistic concept in the 1970’s mainly as photocollages, which evolved into digital constuctions around 1990. The subjects of his work are often landmark settings from the western and southwestern USA.
He reconstructs photographs of these settings based on a strategy of perception. His artwork combines a variety of aesthetic and modernist themes. Barta describes his work as “a metaphorical algebra which arranges elements of a setting as variations on a common theme, “like the “music of abstract intent”
Les’s artwork has been shown or featured in hundreds of exhibitions throughout the country. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Harvard University Art Galleries and Denver Art Museum are among the collections which include work.
The Gallery is in the FDU’s Edward Williams Hall, 150 Kotte Place, Hackensack, N.J. Gallery Hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There is no admission charge. For directions and more information, call 201-692-2449.