Construct X-B Barbara Kasten | PLATFORM

Details:

A Polaroid from Kasten's "Constructs" series, a staged work concerned with the interplay of light, color and geometry.
Framed: 14.1 x 15.9 x 1.5 in.

① Artwork:

Construct X-B

In 1979, Kasten started using her Polaroid camera to create instantly-gratifying images of boxes and window-screenings, materials she had used in her earlier camera-less works. She titled these Polaroid photographs Constructs, making dozens of images and compositions through the late 1980s. Kasten’s work is concerned with the interplay of light, color and geometry. Many of the components are staged in positions that rely on gravity to hold them together, lending them a sense of fragility and mystery. Kasten moves in and around these constructions to arrange each tableau, carefully staging each work and controlling the light to create a theatrical space. Construct X-B is version 6 of 10 unique photographs taken of the same set design Kasten created.

Specs:

10 inches
8 inches
with frame
15.9 inches
14.1 inches

③ Artist:

Barbara Kasten

For five decades, Barbara Kasten’s conceptual practice, centered around photography, explores the nature of perception and the interplay of light, color and geometry. Carefully using mirrors and lighting, she manipulates the viewer’s experience of shape, shadow, color, form, depth and scale within her compositions of arranged objects.

④ Additional:

Exhibitions

Philadelphia, Institute of Contemporary Art, Barbara Kasten: Stages, 2015

Barbara Kasten:
Construct X-B, 1981
Polaroid polacolor
8.0 × 10.0 inches /
Barbara Kasten:
Construct X-B, 1981
Polaroid polacolor
8.0 × 10.0 inches /
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