January 19–May 10, 2015

Tina Barney: The Europeans

  • Tina Barney. Father and Sons, 1996. Chromogenic color print. Courtesy of the artist. © Tina Barney

  • Tina Barney. The Ancestor, 2001. Chromogenic color print. Courtesy of the artist. © Tina Barney

  • Tina Barney. Ferdinando, 1996. Chromogenic color print. Courtesy of the artist. © Tina Barney

  • Tina Barney. The Antlers, 2001. Chromogenic color print. Courtesy of the artist. © Tina Barney

  • Tina Barney. The Brocade Walls, 2003. Chromogenic color print. Courtesy of the artist. © Tina Barney

  • Tina Barney. The Matador, 2003. Chromogenic color print. Courtesy of the artist. © Tina Barney

Tina Barney: The Europeans presents a selection of 21 sumptuous photographs from the artist’s larger body of work by the same name. With an eye for detail, composition and color, American photographer Tina Barney creates images renowned for their seductive beauty and poignant insight. Between 1996 and 2004, Barney traveled to Austria, England, Italy, Spain, France and Germany with a large-format camera, lights and assistants. With the help of friends and curators who provided introductions and her own natural instinct for propriety, Barney gained access to the inner circle of the Old World elite. She worked quickly and closely with her subjects devising scenes and relationships, colors and patterns that lead the eye through the image while engendering narratives both melancholic and endearing. 

Tina Barney: The Europeans was organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

 

Click here to view the Tina Barney: The Europeans catalogue (this publication is no longer available in print)

Location: Ingram Gallery 

 

Robin and Richard Patton

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