• Water Works at the ART GALLERY OF HAMILTON

    Curator Christine Boyanski’s exhibition “Water Works” now open at the Art Gallery of Hamilton and features the work of gallery artist @barbaracoleart. Further details are available at the link in our bio. 
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    The exhibition runs February 10 - May 27, 2018 at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Click here for full exhibition and event details. 

    Curated by Christine Boyanoski. 

  • ipa ~ Int'l photography awards ~ 2017

    This year, The International Photography Awards received 14269 of submissions from over 165 countries, and is pleased to declare that Barbara Cole was awarded Honorable Mention in Moving Images for the winning entry Forget-Me-Not Lenticular and Honorable Mention in Fine Art - Other for the winning entry Falling Through Time.


    Photographer Barbara Cole’s latest series Figure Painting extends, with renewed subtlety, the artist’s long affair with her preferred mediums: water, light and the figure. Like a painter, Cole mixes and layers, blends and builds her compositions into ethereal portraits rich with rhythm and dimension. Inspired by the painting techniques cited in their names, these figures—Alla PrimaUnderpainting, and others—are like beautiful ghosts: barely outlined by the dance of light across skin; so near the surface and somehow just out of reach. Cole’s camera lens—a tool which for the artist does not “capture” her created worlds but rather brings them into existence—plucks her ethereal subjects as though from a dream, granting them each a moment of stillness and mystery.

    Figure Painting will be on preview at Art Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, October 27-30, 2017

    The series will be officially released for Cole's upcoming solo exhibition, which opens November 4th, 2017.  There will be an artist reception from 2-4pm at 350 Dundas St. West.


    BAU-XI GALLERY ART TORONTO, Art Toronto October 27-30, 2017

    BAU-XI GALLERY, 340 Dundas St. West, Toronto, November, 2107

    BAU-XI GALLERY, CONTEXT ART MIAMI, December 5-10, 2017

  • "VANCOUVER is pleased to present Barbara Cole's "Falling Through Time" series as part of the 2017 Capture Photography Festival! Cole will be giving an Artist Talk on Saturday, April 1 (2pm) commenting on her process and the development of this ground breakng series. "Falling Through Time on display at Bau-Xi Vancouver from April 1-22"

    Image Details: Barbara Cole Inverforth Close, from Falling Through Time