UNTITLED Miami Beach
Del Kathryn Barton

December 5 - 9, 2018

South Beach, Miami

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Installation view: Del Kathryn Barton, UNTITLED Miami Beach.  December 4-9, 2018.

For the 2018 edition of UNTITLED, albertz benda is thrilled to present a solo booth by trailblazing artist Del Kathryn Barton, whose recent institutional exhibitions have positioned her as one of the leading artists in Australia.

 

The site-specific installation immerses viewers in Barton’s fierce, carnal, and lavish universe. A web of eyes peers out from an original wall design, with Barton’s haunting, complex portraits integrated throughout.

 

In paintings such as the fever is here Barton merges feminine and animal forms with abstract patterning. The subjects in this one is for u (2018), and the thing that gets you to the thing (2018) gaze outward like sentinels or Byzantine icons. The works are devoid of perspectival depth, but vibrate with luminous detail. Featured on the exterior of the booth will be a special screening of her award-winning short film RED (2016) starring Cate Blanchett.

 

“As you look into this booth, it looks back at you,” explains Barton. “My intricately painted pictorial narratives float on vortexes of eyes, along with a series of child-beast-portraits.” The effect is that of a “surrealist cubby house.”

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Del Kathryn Barton's prices put her in Australia's top 10 living artists
ABC
June 15, 2018
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Del Kathryn Barton: The Highway is a Disco
The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
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Review: Del Kathryn Barton
Art Asia Pacific
Sep/Oct 2017
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Spiders, Bunnies and Armani Suits: Del Kathryn Barton Hits New York
Broadsheet
June 27, 2017
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Del Kathryn Barton: Mother, Daughter, Dancer
VAULT Magazine
April 2017
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Del Kathryn Barton moves into live-action film with RED
artguide Australia
January 26, 2017
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Del Kathryn Barton wins Best Direction in Animation from Australian Directors Guild
May 7, 2016
Australian Directors Guild
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Q&A With Del Kathryn Barton: What Is Art For?
Art Collector
February, 2015
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Del Kathryn wins Archibald Prize
Vogue Australia
March 22, 2013