The Art Institute of Chicago Presents Work by Los Angeles-Based Artist Uta Barth

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CHICAGO, IL- The Art Institute of Chicago (ARTIC) presents Uta Barth, on view from May 14 through August 14, 2011. Since the early 1990s, Los Angeles-–based artist Uta Barth has examined photographic and visual perception— how the human eye sees differently from the camera lens and how the incidental and atmospheric can become subject matter in and of themselves. That is to say, she is perhaps less interested in where the camera is pointing than the act of looking through the lens in the first place. The works that brought her to international attention, the series Ground and Field, presented photographic blurs caused by focusing the camera on an unoccupied foreground; these lushly colored images tested connections between the descriptive clarity of