Upcoming Exhibitions

Barbara Drucker

Left Overs

February 8 – March 1, 2020
Opening Reception:
Saturday February 8, 6pm-8pm

Left Overs, Barbara Drucker’s exhibition at JTAG includes recent mixed media objects made out of fabric, thread, remnants, rags, clothes and leftover junk. The exhibition asks the question “what should we do with our leftovers?” Throw everything out, neglect, reuse, give away, recycle, and/or transform. Drucker is passionate about transforming everyday stuff into unique symbolic objects, and everyday experiences into meaningful activities. She is an artist, educator and community builder.

Barbara Drucker received her MFA from UCLA where she was Professor of Painting in the Department of Art for over 30 years. Her studio practice includes painting, objects, sculptural installation, documentary video, photography and artists’ books.

Drucker’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as the Mazzocchi Gallery, Parma, Italy; Libera Academia di Belle Arti, Brescia, Italy; Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Graz, Austria; Kennedy Gallery, Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece; Bouzianis Gallery, Athens, Greece; Art Centre of Hasselt, Belgium; Gallery SIDAC, Leiden, Holland; Biblioteca Rionale Affori, Milan, Italy; Center for Book Arts, NY; LA Contemporary, Los Angeles; 18th Street Arts Complex, Santa Monica; Patricia Correia Gallery, Santa Monica; Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles; and Kathryn Markel Gallery, NY.

Barbara Spiller

dot dot dash

February 8 – March 1, 2020
Opening Reception:
Saturday February 8, 6pm-8pm

Spiller will be showing new encaustic works on paper and fabric. These pieces originate as monoprints, and are often developed with drawing – in encaustic on the hotbox, or, with pencil afterward.
Her imagery is inspired by natural phenomena, usually small scale – marks in sand, detritus on the desert floor. Dot Dot Dash refers to a simplified vocabulary distilled from her endless sightings of “stuff that just happens.”

Barbara Spiller is a graduate of Douglass College and NYU, and studied at Manhattan Graphics.. She has been represented in group shows at The Brooklyn Museum, the Bronx Museum, Dayton Art Institute and curated a show of 16 desert artists at Santa Monica Art Studios in 2019. Other exhibitions: Atlantic Gallery, NYC, Joshua tree Art gallery, JTNP Exhibition 29 Palms, IEA-EAI Santa Fe. Her work is displayed in healing environments such as the San Francisco Hospital, and St Johns, Santa Monica. She is represented in many private collections in Los Angeles, and the New York area.

Art related experience: Master Teacher, Esthetic Education in the Schools Cooper Union/Lincoln Center Institute; Instructor NYU; Master Teacher NYState Summer School of the Arts; Staff Development Training Consultant and Program Developer, The Studio in a School, NYC.

Joshua Tree Art Gallery
61607 29 Palms Highway
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Gallery Hours:
Saturday 10am-3pm / Sunday Noon-3pm