lecture at Cincinnati Art Museum, featuring internationally recognized
photographers, has been renamed the FotoFocus lecture this year in recognition
of the upcoming citywide photo exhibition — also called FotoFocus — occurring in October.
The lecture features Los Angeles-based Uta Barth, whose work explores the ways
photography can explore the realm of painterly abstraction, using blurred
backgrounds, cropped frames and the natural qualities of light to capture
incidental and fleeting moments. Barth's work deconstructs the conventions of
visual representation, calling attention to the physical limits of our sight while
exploring a deeper kind of vision. Most recently, Barth exhibited ... and to draw a bright white line with light at a 2011 solo exhibition at the Art Institute
of Chicago. It featured diptych and triptych-paneled photographs created one
single afternoon, tracing the course of light against her home curtains. Cincinnati Art Museum’s Fath Auditorium.