Mt. Pleasant, NC | Exhibiting Since 2000
Lin Barnhardt’s handbuilt clay houses are three-dimensional paintings of architectural landmarks, presented from a “bird’s-eye” view. The skewed perspective, combined with trompe l’oeil effects in the finish painting have the effect of making the viewer stop and look twice. The scale, forced perspective, and slight distortions make us look at familiar things in a new way. A recent series of works based on the paintings of Edward Hopper have given Lin a chance to explore his fascination with light, and to work in collaboration with other artists.