Dan Barry has been drawn to creating mixed media and fond of collaged image drawings since he was a young person growing up in northern Wisconsin. Now living in Austin, Texas, his love of vintage visual media has grown and developed throughout his career. In “The Florist & Garden Miscellany,” Dan continues to combine the marks of his hand with vintage mixed media, both old and new, to explore themes that are deeply personal in ways that make them universal. Dan Barry’s artwork reflects our difficult times in their exploration of loss, life, and mortality as well as our ongoing desire for deep human connection. His work invites us to reflect and embrace the place of love, loss, and the passage of time in our own lives.

"A lot has transpired this past year. In “The Florist & Garden Miscellany” (October 2 - 31 at La Luz Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles), I will be showing (60) pieces from my Botanical series alongside (11) related artworks that are larger in scale and/or more intricate."

More info: laluzdejesus.com | danbarryart.com | Instagram | Facebook

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Lighten Our Darkness, We Beseech Thee, 2021

Lighten Our Darkness, We Beseech Thee, 2021

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Michael James Weaver
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1 month ago

I like it. It reminds me of art by Max Ernst.

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"In March of 2020, all of my upcoming exhibitions were canceled or indefinitely postponed within one week. That same week, I started “staying home” nearly full-time for the next 12+ months. I had no approaching deadlines and even more time on my hands to spend working in the studio. I began looking through my flat file drawers of paper and rediscovered a collection of hand-colored botanical prints that I had not thought about for a long time. The botanicals are from bound volumes of Paxton’s Magazine of Botany from the 1840s."

#2

Beauty Is The Splendor Of Truth, 2021

Beauty Is The Splendor Of Truth, 2021

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Pentas Carnea, 2021

Pentas Carnea, 2021

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"I set the stack on my work table and began to draw, collage, and build up a history of marks on them. It was a liberating way for me to get going once again in the studio. Over the following months, these meanderings resulted as a chronicle of my days, thoughts, and reactions to the world around me: widening national ideological divide, lies and conspiracy theories, racism and xenophobia, sickness, disease, death, aging and mortality, uncertainty, fear of a dystopian future."

#4

Potentilla Hopwoodiana, 2021

Potentilla Hopwoodiana, 2021

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R Carson
Community Member
1 month ago

Hmmmmm....

#5

Once Again It Will All Be Ok, 2021

Once Again It Will All Be Ok, 2021

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"As well as - a large amount of damage to my home and studio, caused by unprecedented, sustained winter weather in Texas and the failure of its vulnerable and neglected power grid.”

Below are some examples of the artist's works in this series and other related works from “The Florist & Garden Miscellany.” You can find more at the website linked above.

#6

Abutilon Striatum, 2021

Abutilon Striatum, 2021

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R Carson
Community Member
1 month ago

Always a step behind you.....

#7

Dendrobium Anosmum, 2021

Dendrobium Anosmum, 2021

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R Carson
Community Member
1 month ago

Life=decay.

#8

I Have An Appointment With The Stars Tonight, 2021

I Have An Appointment With The Stars Tonight, 2021

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Josie Bisbano
Community Member
1 month ago

This reminds me of a Charles Baxter poem.

#9

Gloxinia Rubra, 2021

Gloxinia Rubra, 2021

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#10

Encore, Encore, 2021

Encore, Encore, 2021

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Allison Wohlers
Community Member
1 month ago

Love all if these!!!!

#11

Lilium Insignis, 2021

Lilium Insignis, 2021

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I Don't Know If I Am Going To Make It This Time, 2021

I Don't Know If I Am Going To Make It This Time, 2021

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#13

Rigidella Flammea, 2021

Rigidella Flammea, 2021

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R Carson
Community Member
1 month ago

Nice hat.

#14

But You Will Not Understand Why Or How, 2021

But You Will Not Understand Why Or How, 2021

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R Carson
Community Member
1 month ago

You're right-I don't.

#15

Sphenogyne Speciosa, 2021

Sphenogyne Speciosa, 2021

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#16

Protect Us From All Perils And Dangers Of The Night, 2021

Protect Us From All Perils And Dangers Of The Night, 2021

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Nope
Community Member
1 month ago

For a second I though those were googly eyes

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#17

It Is Not As Bad As You Might Think, 2021

It Is Not As Bad As You Might Think, 2021

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#18

Is This What You Asked For, 2021

Is This What You Asked For, 2021

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R Carson
Community Member
1 month ago

No thanks.

#19

Passiflora Neumannii, 2021

Passiflora Neumannii, 2021

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Cattleya Bulbosa, 2021

Cattleya Bulbosa, 2021

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#21

Azalea Indica Variegata, 2021

Azalea Indica Variegata, 2021

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#22

Lobelia Heterophylla, 2021

Lobelia Heterophylla, 2021

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R Carson
Community Member
1 month ago

Disturbing....

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#23

Denalia Speciosa, 2021

Denalia Speciosa, 2021

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R Carson
Community Member
1 month ago

Recycling

#24

Listen Carefully To Me, And Eat What Is Good, 2021

Listen Carefully To Me, And Eat What Is Good, 2021

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#25

Gesneria Douglasu Verticullata, 2021

Gesneria Douglasu Verticullata, 2021

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#26

Echites Splendens, 2021

Echites Splendens, 2021

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