Between Places. Photographs by Uta Barth. Texts by Sheryl Conkelton, Russell Ferguson and Timothy Martin. Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2000. 175 pp. Quarto. First edition. Hardbound with photo-illustrated boards. No dust jacket as issued. Numerous color reproductions. Includes exhibition history, bibliography and exhibition checklist.
nowhere near. Photographs by Uta Barth. Essay by Jan Tumlir. ACME, Los Angeles, Bonakdar Jancou Gallery, New York/Gallerie andrehen-schiptjenko, Stockholm, 1999. 55 pp. Small quarto (8.5 x 9.25 in./21.5 x 24 cm). Stiff photo-illustrated wrappers. Color reproductions.
...and of time. Photographs by Uta Barth. Essay by Timothy Martin. Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2000. 39 pp. Small quarto (8.5 x 9.25 in./21.5 x 24 cm). Stiff photo-illustrated wrappers. Color reproductions.
Tiny nick to upper edge; otherwise Fine.
"Barth pushes her images to the edge of decipherability, creating pictures that are vaguely reminiscent of other pictures...[she] succeeds in offering to the viewer an experience of looking at work that is ostensibly empty yet dense with implied meaning and infinitely malleable in the richness of its nuances."--Elizabeth A.T. Smith
Throughout Barth's oeuvre, the way we perceive, as opposed to just what we perceive, figures most prominently. She has stated, "The very notion of looking at work in terms of metaphor runs deeply counter to what I'm interested in. Decoding and metaphors are ways of reading and interpreting the work, rather than simply looking...I'm interested in detachment and anonymity; I'm interested in eliciting a perceptual experience."