Uta Barth

Art in America November 3, 2011

Photos: Uta Barth: . . . and to draw a bright white line with light (Untitled 11.2), 2011, inkjet prints, diptych, each panel 37 by 56 inches; at the Art Institute of Chicago.

In her new series, “ . . . and to draw a bright white line with light” (2011), created specifically for her show at the Art Institute of ChicagoUta Barth continues her exploration of the nature of seeing, offering atmospheric tableaux that challenge our perceptions of the physical world. Barth’s works have always hovered between the painterly and the cinematic, but the latest also serve as a meditation on photography itself, as suggested by the series title—photography being a means of drawing with light.

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