Olivia Barr

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Artwork
“Untitled” is a duratran mounted perpendicular to the wall. A stage light creates the duratran’s shadow image on the wall.
“Eric’s Brothers” casts an image based on the position of the sun from transparencies mounted perpendicular to a wall.
“Mirage Money” creates a daylight projection of a $100 bill using a lens, transparency, and a can.
“Fringe Hero” is a hybrid tulip that I created and an installation proposal for the BBG after a snowfall.
“Toxic Field of Dreams” is a proposal to grow a wheat field on a toxic site with the goal of spelling out a lost lover's name.
Olivia
Barr
Artist's Statement

I am rooted in photography and my work plays upon the mechanics of the photographic process as installation. I hone elements such as time, light, shadows, and lenses to insert images into the public sphere. My work indulges both the illusionist magic show and the low-fi inventiveness of photography’s beginnings.

The images themselves encompass signifiers that are at once environmental, historic, and personally based. Each project relies on specific locations in the public sphere to shape meaning. My projects seek to create a space where ideas of history and cultural values can be rearranged or translated through innovations of context.

www.oliviabarr.com

Bio/Resume

Exhibitions:
Bushwick Open Studios
Brooklyn, NY
2011

Lost in Brooklyn
Group Show
AM Richards Gallery
Brooklyn, NY
2007

Footprints
Group Show
Grand Space
Brooklyn, NY
2006

Kaspar Hauser Séance
Group Show
Jack the Pelican
Brooklyn, NY
2005

PUBLIC IMAGE (private image)
Group Show
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Washington, DC
2003

Group Show
Conner Contemporary Gallery
Washington, DC
2002

Raheny
Solo Exhibition
Conner Contemporary
Washington, DC
2001

Art Fairs:
Armory Show for Photography
Conner Contemporary Gallery
Javits Center
New York, NY
2002

Recognitions:
John J. McCloy Fellowship
American Council on Germany
Berlin, Germany
2001

Emerging Artist Residency
Roscommon, Ireland
2000

Education:
Syracuse University
BFA
1996-1999

Rochester Institute of Technology
1995-­‐1996