Uta Barth: To Draw with Light

Blind Spot Series 03
Uta Barth, 2012

Publisher: Blind Spot, New York

ISBN: 9780983998907

Dimensions: 10-1/2 x 11-3/4 inches

Pages: 96 pages

In 2011, Blind Spot magazine launched Blind Spot Series, publishing small-format, limited-run artist’s books that present concise suites of images from single bodies of work by important contemporary artist-photographers. The newest in this series is Los Angeles–based Uta Barth’s stunning To Draw with Light, featuring 46 color photographs from the acclaimed . . . and to draw a bright white line with light and Compositions of Light on White series (recently exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, 1301PE in Los Angeles and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York) alongside new works created specifically for the book. According to essayist Paul Soto’s recent review in Art in America, these works are especially remarkable because they include, for the first time, traces of the artist’s body as she arranges the elements within her photographs--the gauzy curtains in front of her sundrenched windowsill, or the light which projects through her window blinds to create floating geometric monochromes upon her closet doors.