2016 B​rett Baker, ​Bottle Rocket, Fayetteville, AR
Painter Brett Baker turned his limitations into innovation after a move from a large studio in Upstate New York to a tiny space in New York City. Used to creating large scale works, he was forced to downsize. "While I associated scale with gravitas or seriousness, I found there was a lot more space for me to work in these small paintings and a lot more space in the paintings that just hadn't been there," he explains.
These newer small scale works take years to complete, meaning layer upon layer until a thick density of paint culminates in the final object. Baker's paintings are currently on display at Bottle Rocket Gallery in Fayetteville with an opening reception tonight at 7 p.m.
KAUF Interview on Ozarks at Large: A Painter Finds Space in Smaller https://www.kuaf.com/post/kuaf-arts-beat-painter-finds-space-smaller#stream/0