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The Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury University presents Richard Barnes: Unnatural Spaces

By mimiz
Sep 13, '11 7:28 PM EST
Richard Barnes: Unnatural Spaces
Richard Barnes: Unnatural Spaces

The Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury University presents:

Richard Barnes: Unnatural Spaces
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Private opening, reception, and awards ceremony: 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Public opening: 7:30–10.00 p.m.
Gallery Talk by Richard Barnes: 7:30–8.00 p.m.

Ahmanson Main Space
Woodbury University School of Architecture
7500 N Glenoaks Blvd
Burbank, CA 91501

Richard Barnes: Unnatural Spaces illuminates a range of explorations into the excavated, compiled, and organized manufacturing of display. Highlighting works from Barnes’ Unabomber (1999) and Animal Logic (2009) series, the exhibition takes a provocative look at the way architecture is both a complicit partner in, and also an unwitting subject of, the practice of presentation. This exploration is uniquely extended to include Barnes’ global body of commissioned work, from Los Angeles to Kazakhstan.

The private opening features The Julius Shulman Institute Exhibition and Awards honoring the Annenberg Space for Photography and photographer Richard Barnes. Wim de Wit, architectural historian and head of the Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art at the Getty Research Institute, will a presenter at the ceremony.

Barnes will give a thirty-minute gallery talk at 7:30 p.m. to kick off of the public opening.

Curators: Emily Bills and Eve Schillo
Exhibition Design: Andrea Dietz, Jason McCann and Heather Peterson

The Annenberg Space for Photography is a cultural destination dedicated to exhibiting both digital and print photography in an intimate environment. The space features state-of-the-art, high-definition digital technology as well as traditional prints by some of the world's most renowned photographers and a selection of emerging photographic talents as well. The venue, an initiative of the Annenberg Foundation and its trustees, is the first solely photographic cultural destination in the Los Angeles area, and it creates a new paradigm in the world of photography.

Work by New York-based photographer Richard Barnes has been shown in solo exhibitions at such institutions as the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, the Carpenter Center at Harvard University, and the Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum. His works can be found in numerous public and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Hirshhorm Museum and Sculpture Garden. Barnes has lectured extensively, including at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and Parsons School of Art and Design in Manhattan. He served as adjunct professor/visiting artist at the San Francisco Art Institute and has taught at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Barnes was a recipient of the Rome Prize 2005-2006 and his photographs of the cabin of Ted Kaczynski, aka the Unabomber, were featured in the 2006 Whitney Biennial and awarded the Alfred Eisenstadt Award for Photography. He was the 2009 recipient of the Sidman Fellow for the Arts from the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan. A monograph of his work entitled Animal Logic, published 2009, has received favorable reviews and was included in the American Institute of Graphic Arts juried competition/exhibition 50 books/50 covers in 2010.

The Julius Shulman Institute was established by photographer Julius Shulman in 1995 with the goal of promoting an appreciation and understanding of the built environment, particularly as mediated by photography. This mission is carried out through public programming, educational outreach, and research opportunities. Focused on Shulman’s enduring involvement in the principles of modernism, the JSI is informed by Shulman’s sense of the social responsibility of the designer and imbued by his passion for teaching. The Institute sponsors exhibitions, lectures, seminars, tours, and educational workshops for community organizations and schools at all levels.

Woodbury University School of Architecture is a network of strategically sited hubs operating within the complex megalopolis of Southern California: Burbank, Hollywood, and San Diego. Together they form a critical platform. The school’s undergraduate and graduate programs in architecture and interior architecture emphasize the development of students as architect-citizens and cultural builders.