Uta Barth: Peripheral Vision (Hardcover)

Uta Barth: Peripheral Vision By Arpad Kovacs (Editor), Lucy Gallun (Contributions by), Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Arpad Kovacs (Editor), Lucy Gallun (Contributions by), Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe (Contributions by)
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This retrospective of the photographer Uta Barth traces her use of the camera to explore both how and what we see.

Los Angeles–based contemporary artist Uta Barth (b. 1958) has spent her decades-long career exploring the complexities and limits of human and mechanical vision. At first, her photographs appear to be deceptively simple depictions of everyday objects—light filtering through a window, tree branches bereft of leaves, a sparsely appointed domestic interior—but these images, visually spare yet conceptually rigorous, emerge from her investigation of sight, perception, light, and time.

In this richly illustrated monograph, curator Arpad Kovacs and contributors Lucy Gallun and Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe chart Barth’s career path and discuss her most significant series, revealing how she has rejected the primacy of a traditional photographic subject and instead called attention to what is on the periphery. The book includes previously unpublished bodies of work made early in her career that add much to our understanding of this important artist. Also included is Barth’s most recent work, ...from dawn to dusk, an ambitious commission marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Getty Center.

About the Author

Arpad Kovacs is assistant curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Praise For…

“Both playful and thoughtful, Peripheral Vision is a fine introduction to an artist’s oeuvre.”
— Ho Lin

Product Details
ISBN: 9781606068052
ISBN-10: 1606068059
Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2024
Pages: 242
Language: English