ineluctable – Solo Exhibition at Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago


9 September – 22 October 2011

Press Release


-unable to be resisted or avoided; inescapable

Barbara Kasten’s newest series of abstract photographs records the consequential traces of light upon large-scale assemblages composed for the camera. Instead of using photography as record or reference, the physical object, which is the transparent Plexiglas plane, becomes immaterial. Its light and shadow becomes the subject.

The work in this exhibition also includes works from the 1970s – unique cyanotypes, Polaroid’s, and drawings on photographic paper.  Through various photographic processes investigated over the last four decades Kasten continues to show a remarkable consistency of interest in challenging and experimenting with elements of transparency, color, light and structure.