Uta Barth

The German-born, L.A.-based photographer excises everyday objects from their quotidian, household environments. A vase of flowers sits on a table, but she crops the image to unbalance it and add tension. Then she reprints the same image, but solarized and blurred; it becomes an infrared multiple of the organic original, no longer a familiar, reassuring presence. Similarly, her views of telephone wires and Los Angeles landscapes strips them of their normal context. The normal is gradually reduced to abstraction: lines and grids and colors that refuse to cohere into mere representation. BRIAN MILLER

Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursdays, Fridays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Starts: Feb. 12. Continues through May 8, 2011

 
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