Image Above: ©Tina Barney (The Reception, 1985)
Paul Kasmin Gallery presented Four Decades, a solo exhibition of Tina Barney’s photographs spanning the breadth of her career, on view at 293 Tenth Avenue from May 7 – June 20, 2015. This is Barney’s first solo show with the gallery and will include a selection of her most iconic works, as well as images that have never before been exhibited in the U.S.
©Tina Barney (Mr. and Mrs. Leo Castelli, W Magazine, 1998)
©Tina Barney (The Limo, 2006)
Since the early 1980s, Tina Barney’s large- scale photographs have laid bare candid moments in the elusive lives of those in the upper classes of American and European society. Through Barney’s humanist lens, she consistently demonstrates that life in a rarified world is idiosyncratic and spontaneous in its own way.
©Tina Barney (Lipstick, "New York Series, W Magazine", 1999)
©Tina Barney(Jill and I, 1993)
The works presented in Four Decades offer a succinct overview of Barney’s oeuvre, featuring notable early works such as Mark, Amy and Tara, 1983, and The Reception, 1985. Later photographs from the acclaimed series “The Europeans” and “Players” continue to articulate a narrative about the lives of the wealthy as Barney depicts familiar scenes against lushly saturated, opulent backdrops allowing the viewer to share in intimate moments. Four Decades also highlights one of Barney’s editorial masterpieces, The Limo, 2006, as well as works from her series “Small Towns,” focusing on the nuances of regional American life.
©Kari Bjorn Thorleifsson
Courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery