G Fine Art presents Barbara Probst May 14 – June 25, 2011. Barbara Probst’s third solo exhibition at G Fine Art is comprised of three works that range from the expansive to the simple and obscure.
Probst’s work focuses on the ambiguities of the photograph and plays on the characteristic framework used to interpret them. She develops a rich narrative out of single moment by staging scenes and capturing them from multiple angles. She removes the photographer’s gaze by using radio-controlled shutters for multiple cameras. The collected images present a multi-faceted reality, where we have access to the many possibilities of looking and being looked at.
Some works are subtle and show slight shifts in perspective that are disarmingly similar but clearly different. Others provide a myriad of angles, exposing everything from the lips of the subject to the camera taking the photograph. The viewer engages with the work as an investigator, piecing together the scene, the subject, and the perspective in an active experience.
Probst has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, most recently Monica de Cardenas Galleria, Suoz, Switzerland, Galeri Lars Bohman, Stockholm, Sweden, Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin and Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto Canada. Her work was featured in museum shows, Mixed Use: Photography and Other Practices in Manhattan, 1970’s – present, curated by Lynne Cooke and Douglas Crimp; Reina Sofia, Madrid Spain, Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography, Museum of Modern Art, New York and Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera, Tate Modern, London, Great Britain and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA. In 2007, Steidl published an extensive monograph of her work, Barbara Probst: Exposures.
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