Helmut Barnett: Variations . September 4-26, 2021
Starting in a loft studio on what was in 1975 a quiet Congress Avenue and now working in a 100 year old house on the east side, Barnett has been a part of the evolving Austin art community for over 45 years. This upcoming show exemplifies the range of Barnett's talent, featuring geometric and organic forms on large canvases as well as large scale collages incorporating found material.
Born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1946, Barnett moved to Abilene, Kansas in 1957. After finishing high school in Chicago and four years service in the Air Force, he moved to Austin, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1974.
preview show· artist talk and show video
Established in 1980 and located in a 100 year old historic house in Austin's art district, the Wally Workman Gallery specializes in emerging and collected talent. The gallery has two stories of exhibition space where one can view the 50+ artists currently represented, including the contemporary talents of Will Klemm, Joyce Howell, and America Martin as well as the figurative work of Tracey Harris and Ian Shults.
Parking is available in the lot behind the gallery, accessed from the alley off Blanco and Harthan Streets. There you will find three dedicated spots as well as other parking options. Unrestricted street parking is available on Blanco St. and parking is allowed after 7pm on Harthan St.