Photographer Barbara Kasten creates spatially ambiguous photographs that skirt the boundaries of sculpture, performance and installation. Each image grows out of a multi-layered process wherein the artist creates a self-supporting sculpture, manipulating objects in front of an unmoving camera to turn light and shadow into form.
Kasten’s work is currently on view in The Sensation of Space, an exhibition at The Warehouse co-organized in partnership with the Nasher Sculpture Center.
Open to the public. Free with museum admission. Free for Members. Free for Students with ID. Complimentary wine reception with RSVP.
Lecture attendees are invited to an open house at The Warehouse after the lecture to see Barbara Kasten’s work in The Sensation of Space, Saturday, August 24, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Barbara Kasten Biography
Barbara Kasten was born in 1936 in Chicago, Illinois. She received her BFA from the University of Arizona in 1959 and MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1970. She currently lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. She is a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, NEA Grant recipient, and a Fulbright-Hays Fellow. In 2015, her survey exhibition Barbara Kasten: Stages originated at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, travelled to the Graham Foundation in Chicago and MoCA in Los Angeles. Her work has been featured globally including in the Sharjah Biennial 14, United Arab Emirates; TATE Modern, London; Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt, Germany; Tokyo Metro Museum of Photography, Tokyo; the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Whitney Museum of American Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. among many others.
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