The work of New York-based photographer Richard Barnes, FAAR’06, is the subject of three exhibitions and a new monograph.
The University of Michigan Art Museum in Ann Arbor has just opened a Barnes solo show titled (Un)natural History: The Museum Unveiled. And an exhibition titled Past Perfect/Future Tense features all new work and is located at the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan where Richard Barnes is the 2009 Sidman Fellow for the Arts. Included in this show is a full scale cast of a primitive whale species hung from the ceiling of the gallery.
A third solo exhibition and installation, Animal Logic, opened on at the Cranbrook Academy Art Museum in association with the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Read the artdaily review here.
Animal Logic is also the name of Barnes’ just-released monograph. The book is published by Princeton Architectural Press and focuses on work done over the past 10 years, including images made during his fellowship at the Academy—such as starlings performing breathtaking aerial displays above Rome, primarily shot in EUR.
Murmur 1 Nov. 15, 2005. From www.richardbarnes.net