Tangents and Waves: The Art of David Barr and Diane Carr
“Tangents and Waves: the Art of David Barr and Diane Carr” opens at the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum Oct. 4

VIDEO: Interview with artist Diane Carr (part 1)

VIDEO: Interview with artist Diane Carr (part 2)

VIDEO: Interview with artist David Barr (part 1)

VIDEO: Interview with artist David Barr (part 2)


An exhibition of more than 45 stunning works by two well-known Michigan artists, Tangents and Waves: the Art of David Barr and Diane Carr, opens at the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum on Oct. 3.

A reception to meet the artists will be held at the Museum Saturday, Oct. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. David Barr and his wife Beth from Novi, and Diane Carr and her husband Danny from Honor, will attend. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP by calling 989-964-7082.

“I’m looking forward to sharing an exhibit with Diane Carr, who I believe in, at a museum that I believe in,” said David Barr. “Anything that brings together new people who support the arts is always a delight.”

Diane Carr shares Barr’s enthusiasm.

“I recently attended an exhibition opening at the Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum,” she said. “I met so many interesting and wonderful people who came together to support the artists. I’m sure this opening will be as exciting.”

Barr’s work is in numerous public collections, including AT&T, Chicago; Chrysler Corporation World Headquarters, Auburn Hills, and European Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium; Detroit Institute of Arts; Flint Institute of Arts; McCrory Corporation, New York, N.Y.; Michigan Bell Telephone Co., Detroit; National Bank of Detroit; Owens-Corning Corporation, Toledo; Oakland University, Rochester; Portland (Ore.) Art Museum; University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; and others.

His work has been included in dozens of group shows and has been the subject of one-person exhibitions in galleries and museums in several states.

Diane Carr received the last artist commission in 1988 from the former Commission for Art in Public Places before the agency was abolished in 1991. Carr’s Skystone painted steel sculpture was installed in 1991 at the New Buffalo Welcome Center. Her work has been included in 40 group and one-person exhibitions.

Carr created a new body of work she calls spiral gestures for the Tangents and Waves exhibition.

“It is a stunning body of painted and sculptural work,” said Marilyn Wheaton, Museum Director. “David Barr and Diane Carr have been making their unique brand of art for many years and have exhibited widely both in Michigan and around the country. This is the first time their work has been exhibited together and we are thrilled it’s happening at the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum.”.

The Museum is grateful to The Dow Chemical Company for sponsoring this exhibition.
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