Bert Yarborough’s “Ecologies,” a solo exhibition at Berta Walker Gallery in Provincetown, are a set of bold manifestations of the internal landscape of the mind and soul through abstract and figurative renditions of the ritualized external natural world. He calls it “Ecologies” because “gathered together, the work creates that type of physical environment.”
The paintings are dramatic and haunting. Gallery owner, Berta Walker said, as we sat in Yarborough’s warehouse studio in Truro, covered with art from table to wall, “I keep coming back to them. They’re stimulating; they ask you to ask questions. They move me. The more I look, the more I see the interconnections between the works.” She added, “I love color — and Bert’s colors, his maroon cloud there, the red which anchors that painting, resonate with our chakras.”
Yarborough talks about liquidity, the fluidity in his works (as well as in his life, and in his process).