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Lavinia

03.30.24–05.04.24

Barbara Kasten
Chroma
02.11.20 – 04.04.20

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Installation view: Barbara Kasten, Chroma. 02.11.20 – 04.04.20. Hosted by Kristina Kite Gallery

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Barbara Kasten, Construct 34, 1986. Cibachrome. 37 1/2 x 30 inches (95.3 x 76.2 cm)

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Installation view: Barbara Kasten, Chroma. 02.11.20 – 04.04.20. Hosted by Kristina Kite Gallery

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Barbara Kasten, Diptych Composition 1 T – 1 E, 2017. Digital Chromogenic Print. 63 1/2 x 48 1/2 inches (161.3 x 123.2 cm) each.

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Barbara Kasten, Crown Hall 1, 2018-2019. Digital Chromogenic Print. 54 1/4 x 40 3/4 inches (137.2 x 102.9 cm)

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Barbara Kasten, Crown Hall 3, 2018-2019. Digital Chromogenic Print. 54 1/4 x 40 3/4 inches (137.8 x 103.5 cm)

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Installation view: Barbara Kasten, Chroma. 02.11.20 – 04.04.20. Hosted by Kristina Kite Gallery

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Installation view: Barbara Kasten, Chroma. February 11 – April 4, 2020. Hosted by Kristina Kite Gallery

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Barbara Kasten, Metaphase 5, 1986. Cibachrome. 37 1/2 x 30 inches (95.3 x 76.2 cm)

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Barbara Kasten, Crown Hall 4, 2018-2019. Digital Chromogenic Print. 54 1/4 x 40 3/4 inches (137.8 x 103.5 cm)

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Installation view: Barbara Kasten, Chroma. 02.11.20 – 04.04.20. Hosted by Kristina Kite Gallery

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Installation view: Barbara Kasten, Chroma. 02.11.20 – 04.04.20. Hosted by Kristina Kite Gallery

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Barbara Kasten, Collision 6 E, 2017. Digital Chromogenic Print. 63 1/2 x 48 1/2 inches (161.3 x 123.2 cm)

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Barbara Kasten, Crown Hall 2, 2018-2019. Digital Chromogenic Print. 40 3/4 x 54 3/8 inches (103.5 x 138.1 cm)

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Installation view: Barbara Kasten, Chroma. 02.11.20 – 04.04.20. Hosted by Kristina Kite Gallery

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Exhibition information

Hosted by Kristina Kite Gallery.

 

Organized in collaboration with Bortolami Gallery, New York, Chroma brings together a selection of Barbara Kasten’s photographic works from 1986-2019. In juxtaposing recent works with those created more than three decades ago, the exhibition sheds new light on Kasten’s abiding interest in color, form, light, and spatial representation.

 

Kasten’s most recent photographs are vivid compositions constructed from planes of fluorescent Plexiglass and expert lighting techniques. Works like Collision 5 T (2016) and Collision 6 E (2017) feature high-keyed colors that shift in tone and hue due to the expiration date of the film used. As physical matter dissolves into pure light these images become visual puzzles in which color is afforded a rare autonomy. With light sources that are hard to decipher and sectors of color that seem to pulse with an inner glow, Kasten’s photographs feel at home in a contemporary image culture awash with stylized distortions born of digital editing. Kasten’s effects, however, take shape well before she releases the shutter of her camera. In the studio she arranges and configures the materials until they align for an optimal image. Lights of varied intensities and colored gels give shape to overlapping shadows and new color combinations. Kasten perfects her photographs through a process of experimentation and staging in front of the camera.

 

Among the artists who have inspired Kasten since she started are modernist masters like Lászlo Moholy-Nagy and the Russian Constructivists. Dedicated to developing the language of geometric abstraction, these artists studied the ways light interacts with three-dimensional volume. In groundbreaking compositions they devised new ways to represent this relationship on a two-dimensional surface. Kasten began her own experiments in this vein in the 1970’s. To make her Construct and Metaphase series she staged sculpted forms and used saturated light gels to elicit hallucinatory scenes that seem to defy the laws of physics. These early successes laid the groundwork for images like Crown Hall 1 (2018-2019) and Crown Hall 2 (2018-2019), which were produced during a summer-long residency at the Illinois Institute of Technology working in the iconic S. R. Crown Hall, designed by Mies Van der Rohe. In these works planes of fluorescent acrylic intersect with architectural details, furniture forms, and the diffused light of the space to create a body of work in which architectural space dissolves into abstraction.

 

Early in her career Kasten occasionally exhibited the sculpture and stagings captured in her photographs. Such pairings highlighted for viewers the alluring, hyper-real effects made possible through photography and gave view to her process of translating three-dimensional objects in space into the two-dimensional plane of a photograph. Concurrently with the opening of Chroma, Hannah Hoffman and Bortolami will exhibit at Frieze Los Angeles Intervention (2018) Kasten’s most ambitious freestanding sculpture to date. In a dramatic composition, Intervention casts shadows on the wall and floor – what Kasten deems “temporary photograms” – and brings the elements she typically captures and dematerializes through the camera lens, out into physical space. Originally realized as part of Creative Chicago: An In­terview Marathon with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Intervention incorporates many of the same elements used in her Crown Hall series.

 

Barbara Kasten (b. 1936 in Chicago, Illinois) lives and works in Chicago. She received her BFA from the University of Arizona in 1959 and MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1970. 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 exhibited 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.

Past exhibitions

Barbara Kasten
“I want the eyes to open” – Josef Albers
07.23.16 – 09.10.16

Raphaela Simon
Tischlein deck dich
04.02.16 – 05.21.16

Current

Lavinia
03.30.24 – 06.04.24

2024

D’Ette Nogle
MATERIALOUTPOST: IN-COUNTRY
02.23.24 – 02.24.24

Kate Mosher Hall
Never Odd or Even
02.17.24 – 03.23.24

2023

Rosemary Mayer
Noon Has No Shadows
11.12.23 – 12.23.23

Monica Majoli
Space of the Line: Ben, Rameses, Tom
09.12.23 – 10.14.23

Luz Carabaño
encuentros

09.09.23 – 10.21.23

Dominique Knowles
My Beloved
06.03.23 08.05.23

Olga Balema
Loon

04.08.23 05.20.23

Darrel Ellis
01.28.23 03.18.23

2022

Elaine Cameron-Weir
Exploded View / Dressing for Windows
11.12.22 – 01.14.23

Sarah Pucci and Dorothy Iannone
Organized by Scott Portnoy
09.10.22 – 10.22.22

Sweet Days of Discipline
07.16.22 – 08.20.22

Ann Craven
Flowers (Watercolors)
06.04.22 – 07.09.22

Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo)
04.16.22 – 05.21.22

Rochelle Feinstein
You Again
02.12.22 – 03.26.22

2021

Raphaela Simon
Steine
12.11.21 – 01.29.22

Anita Steckel
09.11.21 – 11.13.21

Tony Cokes
Evil.80 Empathy?
06.28.21 – 08.1.21

Talia Chetrit
DICKERING
06.19.21 – 08.14.21

Kate Mosher Hall
Without a body, without Bill
02.20.21 – 04.24.21

2020

Alvin Baltrop
11.21.20 – 01.23.21

Hardy Hill
The Easy Yoke
02.28.20 – 04.11.20

Barbara Kasten
Chroma
02.11.20 – 04.04.20

2019

California Winter
11.08.19 – 12.21.19

Tony Cokes
Della’s House
02.12.19 – 03.22.19

D’Ette Nogle
D’Ette Nogle, 2019
01.29.19 – 04.27.19

2018

Adam Linder
FOOTNOTE SERVICE: SOME TRADE
04.28.18 – 04.29.18

Gallery Share
03.04.18 – 03.31.18

D’Ette Nogle
Wardrobe Selections for Gallery (2013-2018)
03.04.18 – 03.31.18

2017

Andy Robert
LAKOU: One, Two, Fifth
12.15.17 – 02.28.18

Elaine Cameron-Weir
wave form walks the earth
09.17.17 – 11.22.17

Rey Akdogan
07.08.17 – 08.26.17

Joe Zorrilla
Condo New York, hosted by Bortolami Gallery
06.29.17 – 07.28.17

TOUCHPIECE
Curated by Justin Beal
05.21.17 – 06.24.17

Ryan Mrozowski
03.18.17 – 04.29.17

Olga Balema
On The Brink Of My Sexy Apocalypse
01.25.17 – 03.11.17

2016

Paul Thek
11.12.16 – 01.07.17

Sam Falls
09.16.16 – 10.29.16

Barbara Kasten
“I want the eyes to open” – Josef Albers
07.23.16 – 09.10.16

A Change of Heart
Curated by Chris Sharp
06.04.16 – 07.16.16

Ben Schumacher
Motor Earth
04.02.16 – 05.21.16

Raphaela Simon
Tischlein deck dich
04.02.16 – 05.21.16

Isabelle Cornaro
01.23.16 – 03.19.16

2015

Daniel Buren, Sam Lewitt, Wilfredo Prieto, Charles Ray, Pamela Rosenkranz, Joe Zorrilla
11.21.15 – 01.16.16

John Finneran
Dreamers at the Gates of Where Dreamers Are
09.19.15 – 10.31.15

Margaret Lee and Emily Sundblad
You Can Teach an Old Zebra New Tricks
08.07.15 – 09.12.15

Joe Zorrilla
05.02.15 – 07.03.15

Gerhard Richter
Overpainted Photographs
03.21.15 – 04.18.15

Ryan Foerster
03.21.15 – 04.18.15

Various Artist
IMAGE SEARCH
01.01.15 – 02.28.15

2014

Ann Craven
11.15.14 – 12.20.14

Sam Falls
09.05.14 – 10.25.14

Matt Sheridan Smith
07.12.14 – 08.23.14

Joe Zorrilla
06.06.14

Isabelle Cornaro
03.04.14 – 04.19.14

Rey Akdogan
05.03.14 – 06.21.14

The Body Issue
01.11.14 – 02.15.14

2013

Jörg Immendorff
10.04.23 – 12.07.13

Sam Falls, Jacob Kassay, Matt Sheridan Smith, Joe Zorrilla
07.23.13 – 09.21.13

Mira Schendel
Mira Schendel
05.21.13 – 07.13.13

2024

Dominique Knowles at Klima Biennale Wien
04.06.2024 – 07.14.2024
Elaine Cameron-Weir in Frieze
04.03.2024
Monica Majoli in Contemporary Art Quarterly Archive
04.03.2024
Elaine Cameron-Weir in The Brooklyn Rail
04.01.2024
Kate Mosher Hall, Juliana Halpert and Olivia Mole in Conversation
03.23.24
Kate Mosher Hall in Mousse
03.18.24
Tony Cokes and Rochelle Feinstein at Kunsthaus Baselland
04.13.2024 – 08.18.2024
Olga Balema at Hessel Museum of Art
04.06.2024 – 06.26.2024
Kate Mosher Hall in Autre
03.15.2024
Olga Balema at Cooper Brovenick
03.15.2024 – 03.23.2024
Dominique Knowles at David Peter Francis
03.14.2024 – 04.20.2024
Kate Mosher Hall in Carla
03.13.2024
Ann Craven at Phillida Reid
03.09.2024 – 04.13.2024
Maren Karlson in Flaunt
03.09.2024
Elaine Cameron-Weir in Ocula
03.07.2024
D'Ette Nogle in Interview Magazine
03.07.2024
Elaine Cameron-Weir at Lisson gallery
03.07.2024 – 04.13.2024
Ann Craven in Artlyst
03.04.204
Kate Mosher Hall in Frieze Magazine
02.29.2024
Olga Balema at Woonhuis de Ateliers
02.29.2024 – 04.20.2024
Hannah Hoffman in ARTnews
02.27.2024
Tony Cokes at Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
02.23.2024 – 07.29.2024
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in Family Style
02.22.2024
Hannah Hoffman in ARTnews
02.22.2024
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in Frieze
02.16.2024
Elaine Cameron-Weir in artnet
02.14.2024
Tony Cokes at MUDAM
02.09.2024 – 09.08.2024
Ann Craven in Santa Barbara Independent
02.05.2024
Tony Cokes in Hyperallergic
01.31.2024
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in MOMUS
01.19.2024
Tony Cokes in e-Flux
01.17.2024
Olga Balema in the New York Times
01.04.2024
Kate Mosher Hall in Frieze
01.03.2024
Rosemary Mayer in Artillery Magazine
01.02.2024

2023

Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in CURA
12.23.2023
Elaine Cameron-Weir in Artnet
12.22.2023
Rosemary Mayer in LA Review of Book
12.18.2023
Ann Craven in the Brooklyn Rail
12.14.2023
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in BOMB Magazine
12.14.2023
Olga Balema in the New York Times
12.13.2023
Barbara Kasten in Artnews
12.13.2023
Darrel Ellis in the New York Times
12.13.2023
Rosemary Mayer in Frieze
12.07.2023
Rosemary Mayer in Mousse
12.06.2023
Monica Majoli in Artforum
11.30.2023
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in FAD Magazine
11.28.2023
Dominique Knowles in Cultured
11.27.2023
Tony Cokes at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
11.23.2024 – 04.01.2024
Rosemary Mayer in LA Downtown News
11.20.2023
Rosemary Mayer in Insider
11.20.2023
Tony Cokes in E-Flux
11.20.2023
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in Cultured
11.17.2023
Rosemary Mayer in Hyperallergic
11.02.2023
Tony Cokes in The Brooklyn Rail
11.01.2023
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in Numero
10.20.2023
Darrel Ellis in OnMilwaukee
10.19.2023
Luz Carabaño in Hyperallergic
10.09.2023
Kate Mosher Hall in Artforum
10.05.2023
Tony Cokes at Moderna Museet
09.30.2023 – 09.22.2024
Tony Cokes at Museion Foundation
09.30.2023 – 02.25.2024
Luz Carabaño in Flaunt
09.22.2023
Rochelle Feinstein at Mehdi Chouakri
09.12.2023 – 11.04.2023
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in NY Times
09.17.2023
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in Latina
09.09.2023
Anita Steckel at Wonnerth Dejaco
09.08.2023 – 10.14.2023
Barbara Kasten at Bortolami
09.08.2023 – 10.28.2023
Kate Mosher Hall at Miguel Abreu
09.08.2023 – 10.21.2023
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in NY Times
09.07.2023
Dominique Knowles in Texte Zur Kunst
09.05.2023
Tony Cokes at DIA Bridgehampton
08.26.2023
Dominique Knowles in Elephant
07.12.2023
Dominique Knowles in LA Times
07.05.2023
Raphaela Simon and Andy Robert at Michael Werner Gallery
06.24.2023 – 09.09.2023
Darrel Ellis in ARTnews.com
23.06.2023
Tony Cokes at DIA Bridgehampton
06.23.2023 – 05.2023

Artists

Rey Akdogan Olga Balema Elaine Cameron-Weir Luz Carabaño Talia Chetrit Tony Cokes Ann Craven Darrel Ellis Rochelle Feinstein Kate Mosher Hall Maren Karlson Barbara Kasten Dominique Knowles Adam Linder D’Ette Nogle Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) Andy Robert Raphaela Simon Anita Steckel Joe Zorrilla

Works by

Paul Thek Alvin Baltrop

2024


Frieze LA
02.29.24 – 03.03.24

2023

Tony Cokes and Dominique Knowles
Paris + Art Basel
10.18.23 – 10.22.23
Caitlin MacQueen and Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo)
The Dallas Invitational Art Fair
04.22.23 – 04.23.23

Frieze LA
02.16.23 – 02.19.23

2022

Rochelle Feinstein
Art Basel Miami Beach
12.01.22 – 12.03.22
Olga Balema, Ann Craven, Caitlin Macqueen and Anita Steckel
Paris + Art Basel
10.19.22 – 10.23.22
Kate Mosher Hall
Frieze NY
05.18.22 – 05.22.22
Elaine Cameron-Weir
(Shared with LambdaLambdaLambda who presented Nora Turato)
Frieze LA
02.17.22 – 02.20.22

2021

Olga Balema
(with Bridget Donahue Gallery)
Frieze NY
05.05.21 – 05.09.21

2020

Barbara Kasten
(with Bortolami Gallery)
Frieze LA - Projects
02.14.20 – 02.16.20
Andy Robert
Cape Town Art Fair
02.14.20 – 02.16.20

2019

D'Ette Nogle and Marcel Broodthaers
June
06.10.19 – 06.14.19
Andy Robert
Frieze NY
05.02.19 – 05.05.19
Group presentation
Frieze LA
02.15.19 - 02.17.19

2018

Olga Balema and Andy Robert
Paris Avant-Première
10.12.18 – 10.18.18
Olga Balema
Art Basel Hong Kong
03.27.18 – 03.31.18