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Uta Barth, Rineke Dijkstra, Tracey Moffatt, Inez van Lamsweerde

July 9 - August 29, 1997
523 W 24 Street

Press Release

Matthew Marks Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of four artists working in photography: Uta Barth, Rineke Dijkstra, Tracey Moffatt and Inez van Lamsweerde, at 523 West 24th Street.

Uta Barth lives and works in Los Angeles. Her photographs are carefully composed landscapes and interiors, softly focused to differing degrees of abstraction.

The Dutch photographer Rineke Dijkstra makes seemingly straight forward, yet peculiarly compelling portraits. Dijkstra expresses a unique sense of humanity through her careful choice of subjects. The two large-scale photographs in this exhibition each depict a nude mother holding her newborn baby. One photograph was taken a day after birth and the other one week after birth.

Tracey Moffatt is an Australian photographer and filmmaker. She will show a series of 9 photographs titled Scarred for Life in this exhibition. Partly auto- biographical, these photographs depict children at home, at play or with their parents, combined with short texts describing the potentially traumatic scenes. Simultaneously amusing and poignant, Scarred for Life is also currently on exhibition in the Venice Biennale.

Inez van Lamsweerde lives and works in Amsterdam and New York. The new photographs in this exhibition come out of her commercial work as a fashion photographer. Van Lamsweerde's new fashion photographs have an explicit sexuality and idealization, in strong contrast to the mysterious and allegorical work she showed in her one-person exhibition earlier this year.

Uta Barth, Rineke Dijkstra, Tracey Moffatt, Inez van Lamsweerde will be on view at the Matthew Marks Gallery, 523 West 24th Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues) through Friday, August 29, 1997. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 to 6:00pm.

For further information or photographs please contact Leslie Cohan at (212) 243-0200.

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