Artists Exhibitions Hannah Hoffman News Fairs

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Kate Mosher Hall

02.17.24–03.23.24

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

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Installation view: Barbara Kasten, “I want the eyes to open” – Josef Albers. 07.23.16 – 09.10.16

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Installation view: Barbara Kasten, “I want the eyes to open” – Josef Albers. 07.23.16 – 09.10.16

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Barbara Kasten, Elemental 3, 2016. C-print. 70.4 x 56.4 inches (178.8 x 143.2 cm)

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Installation view: Barbara Kasten, “I want the eyes to open” – Josef Albers. 07.23.16 – 09.10.16

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Installation view: Barbara Kasten, “I want the eyes to open” – Josef Albers. 07.23.16 – 09.10.16

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Barbara Kasten, Elemental 2, 2016. C-print. 70.4 x 56.4 inches (178.8 x 143.2 cm)

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Installation view: Barbara Kasten, “I want the eyes to open” – Josef Albers. 07.23.16 – 09.10.16

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Barbara Kasten, Double Negative 4, 2012-2016. Silver gelatin print. 19.5 x 24.5 inches (49.5 x 62.2 cm)

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Barbara Kasten, Double Negative 1, 2012-2016. Silver gelatin print. 19.5 x 24.5 inches (49.5 x 62.2 cm)

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Barbara Kasten, Elemental 4, 2016. C-print. 70.4 x 56.4 inches (178.8 x 143.2 cm)

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Installation view: Barbara Kasten, “I want the eyes to open” – Josef Albers. 07.23.16 – 09.10.16

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Barbara Kasten, Elemental 1, 2016. C-print. 56.4 x 70.4 inches (143.2 x 178.8 cm)

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Installation view: Barbara Kasten, “I want the eyes to open” – Josef Albers. 07.23.16 – 09.10.16

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Installation view: Barbara Kasten, “I want the eyes to open” – Josef Albers. 07.23.16 – 09.10.16

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Installation view: Barbara Kasten, “I want the eyes to open” – Josef Albers. 07.23.16 – 09.10.16

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Barbara Kasten, Construct LB 6, 1982. Polaroid. 15.8 x 13.8 inches (40 x 34.9 cm)

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Barbara Kasten, Construct LB 4, 1982. Polaroid. 13.8 x 15.8 inches (34.9 x 40 cm)

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Barbara Kasten, Construct LB 1, 1982. Polaroid. 13.8 x 15.8 inches (34.9 x 40 cm)

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Barbara Kasten, Construct LB 5, 1982. Polaroid. 15.8 x 13.8 inches (40 x 34.9 cm)

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Barbara Kasten, Construct LB 3, 1982. Polaroid. 15.8 x 13.8 inches (40 x 34.9 cm)

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Barbara Kasten, Construct LB 2, 1982. Polaroid. 13.8 x 15.8 inches (34.9 x 40 cm)

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Installation view: Barbara Kasten, “I want the eyes to open” – Josef Albers. 07.23.16 – 09.10.16

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Barbara Kasten, Double Negative 3, 2012-2016. Silver gelatin print. 19.5 x 24.5 inches (49.5 x 62.2 cm)

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Barbara Kasten, Double Negative 6, 2012-2016. Silver gelatin print. 19.5 x 24.5 inches (49.5 x 62.2 cm)

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Installation view: Barbara Kasten, “I want the eyes to open” – Josef Albers. 07.23.16 – 09.10.16

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Barbara Kasten, Double Negative 5, 2012-2016. Silver gelatin print. 19.5 x 24.5 inches (49.5 x 62.2 cm)

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Barbara Kasten, Double Corner, 2016. Video, projection, black backdrop paper, glass mirror. Dimensions variable

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Detail: Barbara Kasten, Double Corner, 2016. Video, projection, black backdrop paper, glass mirror. Dimensions variable

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Exhibition information

For her first exhibition at Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Barbara Kasten presents three bodies of work: Constructs, Elementals, and Double Negatives. Since the 1970’s Kasten has engaged with the properties of light, color, and scale in relationship to pictorial space. Often cited for her relationship to Constructivism, Kasten’s practice utilizes a hybridized approach that collapses concerns central to a cross-section of media including painting, sculpture, and photography. The presentation of these three series offer a critical supplement to the artist’s first major survey, Barbara Kasten: Stages, currently exhibiting at the MOCA Pacific Design Center after traveling from its originating presentation at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia and The Graham Foundation, Chicago.

 

The Constructs that Kasten worked on from 1979 to 1986 set the groundwork for her career-spanning commitment to the translation of three-dimensional space onto a two-dimensional surface. By first staging large scale abstract installations comprised of geometric rods, mirrors, screen, etc. and then recording the abstract scene on film, Kasten adapts the spatial concerns of the sculptural and translates it into pictorial space. The Polaroid Constructs LB 1-6 are shown here for the first time since their premiere in 1982 at the University Art Museum at California State University in Long Beach as part of their ongoing Centric series curated by Connie Glenn. Originally, when shown in Long Beach, the life size source material for Constructs LB 1-6 was on display as a neighboring installation—a rigidly geometric staging of mirrors, taught wire, fiberglass screening, and seamless paper— heightening the viewer’s relationship to space and making the reduction of captured materiality explicit.

 

In her recent Elemental series, Kasten has continued to study the perceptual relationship between found physicality.  Directly acknowledging Bauhaus and De Stijl, the Elementals organize materials, such as roughly-cut pieces of Plexiglas, white cardboard tubing, and fiberglass screen, in simple compositions across a plane of negative space. The use of imperfect objects in her photographs, which Kasten has described as having “traces of reality,” points to the pedagogical foundation of her influences, while also attempting to push the tactile capacity of three-dimensional material within the constraints of the photographic space. Such physicality is enhanced by its limited color palette of red and blue and ultimately serves to underscore the tableau of form, light, shadow, and space that exists within each frame.

 

The final body of work, titled Double Negatives, considers the abstract nature of film itself through its ability to represent, in a single form, both a positive and negative translation of space. Each silver gelatin print features a different arrangement of overlapping mesh window screens. The moiré patterning that occurs between the screens makes it difficult to discern if the images are in fact a positive or negative relief of reality. Though Kasten did indeed print the negative side of each image, the optical illusion created by the pictured forms recalls the artist’s work with photograms in the 1970’s. While Kasten continues to produce images through a decisively analog approach, she does so not out of an interest in the tradition of photography, but in order to maintain a relationship with other materially-based disciplines.

 

Alongside these three bodies of work, Kasten has realized a spatially disorienting projected installation.

 

Barbara Kasten’s work is included in numerous museum collections, including: The Guggenheim, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; The Tate Modern, London; The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, among others. Her survey exhibition Barbara Kasten: Stages curated by Alex Klein originated at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia and traveled to The Graham Foundation in Chicago and currently is on view at MOCA Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles. A monograph was published in conjunction with Barbara Kasten: Stages as well as an artist book focusing on the Diazotypes series. ART21 will be debuting a profile on Kasten as part of their Art in the Twenty First Century show in September. Kasten has been awarded numerous prestigious grants including the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Fulbright Hays Fellowship. She lives and works in Chicago.

Past exhibitions

Barbara Kasten
Chroma
02.11.20 – 04.04.20

Raphaela Simon
Steine
12.11.21 – 01.29.22

Current

Kate Mosher Hall
Never Odd or Even
February 17 – March 23, 2024

2024

D’Ette Nogle
MATERIALOUTPOST: IN-COUNTRY
February 23 – February 24, 2024

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

Various Artists
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

Various Artists
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
March 21 – April 18, 2015

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

Various Artist
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

Kate Mosher Hall in Frieze Magazine
02.29.2024
Elaine Cameron-Weir at Lisson gallery
03.07.2024 – 04.13.24
Hannah Hoffman in ARTnews
02.27.2024
Hannah Hoffman in ARTnews
02.22.2024
Elaine Cameron-Weir in artnet
02.14.2024
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

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
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
Darrel Ellis in OnMilwaukee
10.19.2023
Luz Carabaño in Hyperallergic
10.09.2023
Kate Mosher Hall in Artforum
10.05.2023
Luz Carabaño in Flaunt
09.22.2023
Rochelle Feinstein at Mehdi Chouakri
12.09.2023 - 04.11.2023
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

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
Various Artists
Frieze Los Angeles
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