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Employee Owner Spotlight: Katie Truisi

Employee owner name: Katie Truisi Department at Bark Frameworks: Design Department How long have you worked at Bark? Six years Hails from: Long Island, NY What did you do before you worked at Bark Frameworks? I ...

Employee Owner Spotlight: Mark Minevich

For the second interview in our on-going series highlighting our employee-owners, we talked with Bark Frameworks hinger Mark Minevich. Employee owner name: Mark Minevich Department/Position at Bark Frameworks: Art Preservation / Hinging Hails from: St. ...

Employee Owner Spotlight: Peter Suzuki

Employee owner name: Peter Suzuki Department/Position at Bark Frameworks: Special Milling / Woodshop Hails from: Kailua, Hawaii How long have you worked at Bark? Six years What did you do for work before you worked at Bark Frameworks? ...

Employee Owner Spotlight: Keara Martin

Now that Bark Frameworks is employee owned, we wanted to reintroduce ourselves, one staff member at a time. In our first Spotlight interview of 2019, Marketing Manager Jennifer Clark sits down with Bark Frameworks welder ...

Double-sided Frames for Alex Katz Drawings

Recently, Bark Frameworks collaborated with Timothy Taylor Gallery in Chelsea to frame a number of works on paper for "Alex Katz: Subway Drawings” (the exhibition was presented in collaboration with Gavin Brown's enterprise), Apr. 27 - June 30, 2017. ...

Framing a 17th Century Work on Parchment

Seventeenth-century Dutch frame design is a subject we return to again and again. Framing art from this period offers our designers the opportunity to utilize our research into historic frames and presents some complex issues ...

A Message from Jed Bark

Bark Frameworks is now entirely owned by its employees through an ESOP trust. For the past two years we have been discussing the prospect of creating an ESOP—an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, and now ...

Two Exhibitions Curated by Ellsworth Kelly

The Monet/Kelly Exhibition at The Clark Art Institute November 23, 2014 - February 16, 2015 "I develop detailed framing specifications, including materials and construction and every detail is important. I want the frame to ...

Frames for Three Degas Pastels (Part 2 of 2)

Framing for "Danseuse Buste, 1897" To frame the Degas pastel we discussed in our last Newsletter, we made a profile that was closely related to three drawings from his sketchbooks. As we noted, a ...

Frames for Three Degas Pastels (Part 1 of 2)

A recent Bark Frameworks job that involved framing three Degas pastels. This is Part I of a two-part article. Part II will appear in the October 2014 Newsletter. Edgar Degas was an inventive designer ...

Frames + Media: Gentlemen and Livery

Frames carry multiple messages. Around a work of art a frame can establish an emphatic border—the artwork is inside the frame/the world is outside; or it may act as an almost invisible bridge from ...

Wandering Renoir Returns (with Frame)

The exhibition “The Renoir Returns” opened at the Baltimore Museum of Art several weeks ago. The centerpiece of the exhibition, the artist’s “On the Shore of the Seine” (c. 1879), is a small landscape that was ...

Collector’s New York Home

This is the New York home of a photography collector and long-time Bark client. He started purchasing photographs decades ...

Ornament and Crime: Guilloche

In Adolf Loos’s 1908 essay “Ornament and Crime,” he wrote that “the evolution of culture is synonymous with the removal of ornament from objects of daily use.” We’ve borrowed Loos’s pungent title even though ...

Mark Rothko at Pace Gallery

Mark Rothko: Works on Paper, 1941 - 1947 Pace Gallery Bark Frameworks frame designer Amy Hinten worked with New York-based ...

Working with Living Artists

One of the most compelling aspects of designing frames at Bark is that our designers get to work with living artists—both established and emerging—to design frames that present their work in the best possible ...

Summer’s Coming…So This Must Be Spring

All of us who share an interest in keeping works of art in the safest possible conditions must be especially careful in the spring and fall. In these swing seasons, climate conditions may change dramatically and ...

Framing Stephen Hannock

Jennifer Clark interviews Bark Frameworks designer Paul Jordan. American artist Stephen Hannock (b. 1951) paints luminous nocturnes using mixed media that are ultimately polished with random orbital sanders. His atmospheric depictions of rockets and flooded rivers ...

What You’ll See in Our Newsletter

We will write about a variety of topics, including… Protecting Art For more than 40 years, we have developed practices that protect the art we frame. We keep up ...

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