A Tale as Old as Lime

Tyler Barrett

Gallery Hours April 18 to April 30, 2024

Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm, evenings by appointment

Meet the Artist times, TBA

Inspired by old world architecture, Tyler Barrett explores the diversity and the versatility of lime and gypsum based plasters with a modern approach.

Step into the captivating art show, “A Tale as Old as Lime,” where the versatile essence of lime is brought to life, bridging the gap between art and architecture across diverse social strata and geographical boundaries.

Lime as a decorative medium has graced the palaces of royalty and the humble abodes of common folk alike for centuries. This exhibition explores the fascinating history, versatility, and symbolism of lime, an ancient material that has played a significant role in the cultural tapestry of humanity.

Tyler Barrett, a seasoned plasterer in the trades, discovered his artistic calling by transcending the ordinary. After mastering the fundamentals of plastering, Tyler ventured into the world of fine art, specifically exploring the ancient allure of Venetian plaster. His journey took a transformative turn as he transitioned from coating walls to crafting wall art. Tyler’s creative vision infused traditional plastering techniques with a contemporary aesthetic, resulting in unique and captivating pieces. By embracing the tactile nature of Venetian plaster, he brought life to walls, turning them into canvases for his expressive creations. Tyler’s innovative approach not only elevated his career but also redefined the intersection of craftsmanship and artistic expression in the world of fine art plastering.