
Stark Unreality
Expressive Depictions of the IntangibleNothing is ever purely black and white. In our daytoday lives, we tend to operate in a gray zone; yet when darkness starts to surround us, we are often able to find a silver lining. It is the intermingling of the dark, the light, and everything in between that makes us strong, makes us weak, and makes us human.
Stark Unreality captures a sense of loss through my aggressive slashes of paint, reminiscent of destruction like a forest fire that has decimated everything in its path. Although the charred timber is badly burned and beaten down, it is still standing. Lighter representations of new beginnings and reconstruction provide a welcome sense of promise and peace. Throughout these abstract compositions, two seemingly contradictory forces become strikingly complimentary.
Whether black or white, straight or curved, smooth or textural I believe that extreme polar opposites can coexist in one complete and harmonious masterpiece. This is perhaps a message that our world needs to hear right now more than ever.

Stark Unreality
Black Lives Matter & Covid19 Pandemic Series
Insurrection, 2021Enamel, Latex, Acrylic, Textile, Wire on Canvas48 3/8 x 60 x 2 1/4 in
122.9 x 152.4 x 5.7 cm 
Breath Taken, 2021Enamel, Acrylic, Latex, Masks on Canvas24 x 12 x 1 1/2 in
61 x 30.5 x 3.8 cm 
Science has Succeeded, Solidarity has Failed, 2021Enamel, Acrylic, Latex, Textile on Canvas36 x 36 x 1 1/2 in
91.4 x 91.4 x 3.8 cm

Disruptor of the Status Quo, 2020Enamel, Acrylic, Latex, Charcoal, Textile on Canvas36 3/4 x 48 1/2 x 2 in
93.3 x 123.2 x 5.1 cm 
Anthony, 2020Enamel, Acrylic, Latex on Canvas6 x 6 x 1 1/2 in
15.2 x 15.2 x 3.8 cm 
Separation, 2021Enamel, Acrylic, Graphite, Textile on Two Canvases36 x 25 x 1 1/2 in
91.4 x 63.5 x 3.8 cm

Black Lives Matter, 2020Enamel, Acrylic, Latex, Charcoal, Textile on Canvas36 x 36 x 1 1/2 in
91.4 x 91.4 x 3.8 cm 
Talmbout, 2020Enamel. Acrylic, Latex, Textile on Canvas48 x 48 x 1 1/2 in
121.9 x 121.9 x 3.8 cm 
Underrepresented, 2021Acrylic, Enamel, Textile on Canvas60 x 48 x 2 1/4 in
152.4 x 121.9 x 5.7 cm

Under Duress, 2020Enamel, Latex, Acrylic, Textile on Canvas8 1/8 x 8 1/8 x 1 1/2 in
20.6 x 20.6 x 3.8 cm 
Soar, 2020Enamel, Latex, Acrylic, Graphite on Canvas12 x 12 x 1 1/2 in
30.5 x 30.5 x 3.8 cm 
Wright vs. Wrong, 2021Enamel, Acrylic Textile on Canvas36 x 12 x 1 1/2 in
91.4 x 30.5 x 3.8 cm

Trespassers, 2020Enamel, Latex, Acrylic on Canvas10 x 10 x 1 1/2 in
25.4 x 25.4 x 3.8 cm 
Rise Up, 2020Enamel, Latex on Canvas30 x 15 x 1 1/2 in
76.2 x 38.1 x 3.8 cm 
Shot in the Arm, 2020Enamel, Latex, Acrylic, Textile on Canvas10 x 10 x 1 1/2 in
25.4 x 25.4 x 3.8 cm

Martin, 2020Enamel, Latex, Textile on Canvas6 x 6 x 1 5/8 in
15.2 x 15.2 x 4.1 cm 
Instigators, 2020Enamel, Latex, Acrylic, Textile on Canvas10 1/8 x 18 x 1 3/4 in
25.7 x 45.7 x 4.4 cm 
Distancing, 2021Enamel, Acrylic, Textile on Canvas30 x 15 x 1 1/2 in
76.2 x 38.1 x 3.8 cm

Floyd, 2020Enamel, Acrylic, Latex, Textile on Canvas6 x 6 x 1 1/2 in
15.2 x 15.2 x 3.8 cm 
COVID Refugees, 2020Enamel. Latex, Acrylic, Graphite on Canvas12 x 12 x 1 1/2 in
30.5 x 30.5 x 3.8 cm 
Contact Trace, 2020Enamel, Latex, Acrylic, Grpahite on Canvas8 x 8 x 1 1/2 in
20.3 x 20.3 x 3.8 cm

Color Blind, 2020Enamel. Latex, Acrylic, Graphite on Canvas8 x 8 x 1 1/2 in
20.3 x 20.3 x 3.8 cm 
Freedom, 2021Enamel, Acrylic, Latex, Masks on Canvas24 x 12 x 1 1/2 in
61 x 30.5 x 3.8 cm 
Numbers Are Up, 2020Enamel, Latex, Acrylic on Canvas12 x 12 x 1 1/2 in
30.5 x 30.5 x 3.8 cm

Protesters, 2020Enamel, Latex, Acrylic on Canvas12 x 12 x 1 1/2 in
30.5 x 30.5 x 3.8 cm 
Surge, 2021Enamel, Acrylic, Textile on Canvas30 x 15 x 1 1/2 in
76.2 x 38.1 x 3.8 cm 
Tumult, 2020Enamel, Acrylic, Latex, Charcoal, Textile on Canvas48 x 36 x 1 1/2 in
121.9 x 91.4 x 3.8 cm


Stark Unreality
Original Series
Know My Name, 2019Enamel, Acrylic, Latex, Charcoal, Textile on Canvas72 x 108 x 1 1/2 in
182.9 x 274.3 x 3.8 cm 
Yin and Yang, 2019Enamel, Acrylic, Latex, Textile on Canvas30 x 10 x 1 1/2 in
76.2 x 25.4 x 3.8 cm 
No In Between, 2019Enamel, Acrylic, Latex, Textile on Canvas30 x 10 x 1 1/2 in
76.2 x 25.4 x 3.8 cm

Binary, 2019Enamel, Acrylic, Textile on Canvas20 x 20 x 1 1/2 in
50.8 x 50.8 x 3.8 cm 
Off the Fence, 2019Enamel, Acrylic, Textile on Canvas20 x 20 x 1 1/2 in
50.8 x 50.8 x 3.8 cm 
Night and Day, 2019Enamel, Latex, Textile on Canvas20 x 20 x 1 1/2 in
50.8 x 50.8 x 3.8 cm

Black and White, 2019Enamel and Textile on Canvas20 x 20 x 1 1/2 in
50.8 x 50.8 x 3.8 cm 
Cut and Dry, 2019Enamel and Textile on Canvas20 x 20 x 1 1/2 in
50.8 x 50.8 x 3.8 cm 
Negro y Blanco, 2019Enamel, Latex, Textile on Canvas20 x 20 x 1 1/2 in
50.8 x 50.8 x 3.8 cm


Stark Unreality
Small Black and Whites
Stand Up, 2020Enamel and textile on Canvas33 x 8 in
83.8 x 20.3 cm 
Barb Schwarz Karst, BW1, 2019

BW2, 2019Acrylic, Enamel, Latex on Canvas Panel6 x 6 in
15.2 x 15.2 cm

BW3, 2019Acrylic, Enamel, Latex on Canvas Panel6 x 6 in
15.2 x 15.2 cm 
BW4, 2019Enamel on Canvas Panel6 x 6 in
15.2 x 15.2 cm 
Barb Schwarz Karst, BW5, 2019

BW6, 2019Enamel on Canvas Panel6 x 6 in
15.2 x 15.2 cm 
BW7, 2019Enamel on Canvas Panel6 x 6 in
15.2 x 15.2 cm 
Barb Schwarz Karst, BW8, 2019

BW15, 2019Enamel and Latex on Canvas Panel6 x 6 in
15.2 x 15.2 cm 
Barb Schwarz Karst, BW16, 2019

BW17, 2019Enamel on Canvas Panel6 x 6 in
15.2 x 15.2 cm

Barb Schwarz Karst, BW18, 2019

Barb Schwarz Karst, BW19, 2019

BW20, 2019Enamel on Canvas Panel6 x 6 in
15.2 x 15.2 cm

BW21, 2019Enamel and Acrylic on Canvas Panel6 x 6 x 3 1/4 in
15.2 x 15.2 x 8.3 cm 
BW22, 2019Enamel on Canvas Panel6 x 6 x 3 3/4 in
15.2 x 15.2 x 9.5 cm 
Barb Schwarz Karst, BW23, 2019

BW24, 2019Enamel on Canvas Panel6 x 6 x 3 1/4 in
15.2 x 15.2 x 8.3 cm 
BW25, 2019Enamel and Latex on Canvas Panel6 x 6 x 3 1/4 in
15.2 x 15.2 x 8.3 cm 
Barb Schwarz Karst, BW26, 2019

BW27, 2019Enamel and Latex on Canvas Panel6 x 6 x 3 1/4 in
15.2 x 15.2 x 8.3 cm 
BW28, 2019Enamel on Canvas Panel6 x 6 x 3 3/8 in
15.2 x 15.2 x 8.6 cm 
Barb Schwarz Karst, BW29, 2019

Barb Schwarz Karst, BW30, 2019

BW31, 2019Enamel on Canvas Panel6 x 6 in
15.2 x 15.2 cm 
BW32, 2019Enamel and Latex on Canvas Panel6 x 6 in
15.2 x 15.2 cm

BW33, 2019Enamel on Canvas Panel6 x 6 in
15.2 x 15.2 cm 
BW34, 2019Enamel on Canvas Panel6 x 6 in
15.2 x 15.2 cm 
BW35, 2019Enamel on Canvas Panel6 x 6 in
15.2 x 15.2 cm

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