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Uta Barth (American/German, b.1958)
LOT ID: 65940
A Sketch for KZC, 2006

Chromogenic Print (C-print)
8 х 10 in. (20.32 x 25.4 cm.)
Signed, and numbered on verso.
Edition 21/100
Lot description
(20.3 x 25 cm).

Deceptively simple, Uta Barth's photographic works question the traditional functions of pictures and our expectations of them. By photographing in ordinary anonymous places - in simple rooms, city streets, airports and fields - Barth uses what is natural and unstudied to shift attention away from the subject matter, and redirect focus to a consciousness of the processes of perception and the visceral and intellectual pleasures of seeing.

Born in 1958 in Berlin, Germany, Uta Barth moved to the United States when she as a teenager. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Davis in 1982, and her M.F.A. in 1985 from the University of California, Los Angeles. Since 1990, Barth has been working in Los Angeles as a professor in the Art Department at the University of California, Riverside. Barth is well-known for experimenting with depth and the framing of her subjects, often blurring the photographs, which lack activity in the foreground, to create an image that is familiar, yet offbeat. Barth was a recipient in 2004 of the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and has exhibited internationally at the Tate Modern, London; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Whitney Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and various museums and galleries throughout Tokyo, Amsterdam, Stockholm and Sweden.
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