Art Fusion: March 14, 2020 Visual Artist: Andrea Broyles Musician: Lucy BarnaArt Fusion
3-13-20 Visual Artist: Andrea Broyles
Andrea Broyles (born 1963, Toronto, Canada) is a contemporary figurative painter and sculptor. Using the figure, she creates pieces that are filled with emotion and challenge the eye and the intellect. Paintings and sculptures are worked in a variety of media such as clay, plaster and oil on board or canvas, offer ambiguous, enigmatic narratives drawn from her life that resonate with the viewer on many levels. The figures in her paintings are suspended in a Zen-like emptiness. Her work (paintings, sculptures and installations) and are rife with associations of isolation and longing, the passage of time and introspection of life and death. Her work focuses on the female body, its power and mystery. She received her BA and BFA in art from the University of Texas at Austin in 1988. She has worked as a waitress, framer, limo driver, fashion model, rancher, rodeo rider, musician, art teacher, language arts tutor to non-English speaking children and is a mother to three children. Her work has been shown at galleries throughout the United States for almost 30 years. A character based on her was featured in the movie Cast Away with Tom Hanks, which also used one of her monoprints, "Wings," as a signature image. In 2007 a retrospective of her work, A Gathering, was published. Broyles's paintings and sculptures are in many private collections in the U.S and abroad including New York, Los Angeles, Houston and London. Broyles currently lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Musician: Lucy Barna
Given her first guitar at the age of 17, Lucy has been singing her story through song ever since. Raised in Ohio and adult-grown across American roads East to West, Lucy’s gypsy spirit has led the way most of her life. An artist by nature, music was self-taught and songs began as stories of her journey, often written inside a van, a tent or a roadside hotel room. Decades later, this story continues through her seasoned songs, creating an audibly trenchant, palpable experience of the human heart. Musical influences include folk greats Joni Mitchell, Mary Chapin Carpenter and John Gorka, as well as contemporary artists Norah Jones, Miranda Lambert and The Avett Brothers. With a homebase of Madrid, NM, Lucy performs regionally as a solo singer-songwriter, as well as with her bands Hot Honey (Best of Santa Fe 2013: Best New Band, Best Alt-Country Band and Best Rock Band), Hitchhike Honey, and High Hippie Associates. “It’s a Rose”, her latest collection of original songs, was written in Santa Fe and recorded at Frogville Records.