Oakmont teacher’s sculpture on display
Sentinel & Enterprise
UPDATED: 12/01/2015 06:34:18 AM EST
ASHBURNHAM — Oakmont Regional High School art teacher Greg Barry’s wire sculptures, based on the leaves of white oak trees, have been selected to be shown at an upcoming exhibition of New England artists’ work in New Hampshire.
“It gives me the opportunity for more exposure but also the chance to be part of a prestigious group,” Barry said.
According to Barry, three of his sculptures have been accepted to be shown in the New England Sculptors Association’s exhibit, The Gift of Sculpture, at the 42 Maple Contemporary Art Center, in Bethlehem, N.H.
Barry became a member of the New England Sculptors Association, or NESA, in August and was included in the association’s fall exhibit in Bridgewater.
“Just because you’re a member doesn’t mean your work gets chosen,” he said. “So it’s a real honor to be accepted and to be a part of the group.”
Barry said his pieces were selected during a jurying process performed by Angel Larcom, director of the Contemporary Art Center.
Barry described his work as using reclaimed aluminum wire and repurposed tree branches to create linear sculptures. The pieces, he said, are inspired by the leaves of white-oak trees.
On display during the exhibition will be three tabletop pieces, including from a solitary-leaf form, titled “Introspection,” to multiple-leaf groupings called, “Affection” and “Maturation.