Newcity Art: A Builder of Images: A Review of Barbara Kasten at Document Space


“At Document Space, Kasten’s large-scale photographs are only part of the whole piece. She has taken the construction out of the studio and into the gallery in a dramatically lit installation of four photographs archivally printed on linen. Wire fencing, lightly rusted, casts shadows on the white walls surrounding the printed images. The photographs themselves are strong, high-contrast diagonal geometric forms, created with fencing not unlike that that surrounds them. They are deep images, large and crisp in the middle ground, dissolving into softness elsewhere.”

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