Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Errol Barron

Indianola, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

11 x 14 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Wetland, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

7 x 10 1/2 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Norco Gateway, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

8 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Westbank, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

7 x 10 1/2 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Vidalia, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

111/2 x 7 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

 

Errol Barron

Tidal Flat with Lantern, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

7 x 11 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Tidal Flat, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

6 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Tanks River Road, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

11 x 14 1/2 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Still Life with Metronome, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

10 1/2 x 14 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Rear Window, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

131/2 x 10 1/2 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Ramp, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

14 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Powerplant, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

11 x 7 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Fortress, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

7 x 10 1/2 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Batture, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

11 x 14 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Winter Island, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

7 1/2 x 11 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Crane Tower, 2019

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

8 x 11 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Flood, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

7 x 10 1/2 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Gulf Fantasy 1, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

10 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Gulf Fantasy 2, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

10 x 10 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Gulf Fantasy 3, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

13 x 9 1/2 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

High Water, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

7 x 10 1/2 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Innundation, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

8 x 11 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Marrero Crane, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Nashville Wharf, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

8 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Plaquemine, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

8 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Floodwall, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

10 x 13 1/2 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Combine, 2019

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

7 1/2 x 11 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Third District Reach, 2019

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

6 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Passage, 2019

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

7 1/2 x 11 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Locomotive, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

7 1/2 x 11 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Westwego, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

7 x 11 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Banner, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

14 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Prospect Ave. Norco, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

9 1/2 x 14 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Carrollton, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

9 1/2 x 13 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Cold Storage, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

9 1/2 x 14 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Conveyor, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

14 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Delta Silos, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron

Den, 2020

Watercolor and mixed media on paper

9 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches (16 x 20 inches framed)

Errol Barron
Indianola, 2020
Watercolor and mixed media on paper
11 x 14 inches (16 x 20 inches)

Errol Barron: Reluctant Monuments

Octavia Art Gallery | New Orleans

November 7 – 28, 2020

Opening reception: Saturday, November 7, from 10am - 6pm

Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition, Errol Barron: Reluctant Monuments.

In any landscape there are places and objects of quiet monumentality so ingrained into the scene that they are nearly invisible or regarded only as ordinary or outdated artifacts of the past. Some are small in scale, and some suggest a kind of architectural grandeur mixed with a pathos stemming from their obsolete utility and the evidence they bear of the passage of time. Some, like the abandoned oil rigs in and around the Gulf of Mexico, are poignant reminders of environmental optimism and tragedy.

Primarily encountered on trips around our region, stretching up as far as the delta of northwestern Mississippi and southeastern Arkansas and as far south as the mouth of the Mississippi, these places and objects evoked the curiosity and affection, which prompted this show. The paintings, the result of a labor-intensive technique requiring many layers of color, are intimately sized though they often deal with subjects of great scale.

Trained as an architect and a practicing architect until 2016, Barron now works primarily as a painter. For many years he has taught at the Tulane University School of Architecture and is a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects. In 2012, he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Louisiana Architects Association and in 1995 was awarded the prestigious Gabriel Prize from the Western European Architecture Foundation.

Errol Barron is the author of five books that record his experiences with or in places such as Rome, Paris, New Orleans, Chaing Mai, Thailand, and Tulane University. Errol Barron is a graduate of Tulane and Yale Universities, and his work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally since 1984.