We are pleased that photographer Barbara Kyne will be with us during the opening of the 23rd Griffin Museum Juried Exhibition – Ed Friedman Legacy on July 13. An image from her book, A Crack in the World, is part of the show, and she will have a table where the book will be available for purchase and she will be pleased to sign it!
Bio: Barbara Kyne was born in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1961 and is based in Oakland, California. She asks fundamental questions about reality such as, who are we and how are we related to the cosmos – from a point of view that collapses the duality between science and spirituality. Her body of work, A Crack in the World, photographed on five acres at her weekend retreat in Mariposa, California imagines the sentience of plants and trees in a multi-dimensional universe and intends to engender empathy for other biological beings. Published as a photo book last year by Daylight Books, it includes an essay by Pulitzer nominated author Susan Griffin. A solo exhibit accompanied the book release at Krowswork, a gallery in Oakland, California. The body of work won Honorable Mention for Senses Working Overtime, an exhibit curated by Peter Bennett for L.A. Photo Curator. Other awards include Honorable Mention at PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris. Book reviews were published online by L’Oeil de la Photographie, Musee Magazine, LENSCRATCH, F-Stop Magazine, The PhotoBook, KQED ARTS Magazine and an interview was published in Moore Women Artists. Life Force: The Magazine of the Photo Essay, in Britain published a selection of photos.
Other bodies of work include By Fire, also photographed in Mariposa, California, which addresses personal transformation as a trial by fire. It was published in 2015 as a photographic chap book with poetry by Kyne and is distributed by Norfolk Press. At the Museum, a body of work in progress, explores the idea of art as a portal, a liminal opening to another dimension, and the art museum as a place to encounter the universal mind. The series has been shown at several galleries including SF Camerawork in San Francisco, California, and the Pacific Center Northwest in Seattle, Oregon. A solo show was held at Gallery 1044 in San Francisco, California in 2011 and the work was featured in Resource Magazine. William T. Wiley chose early work for The Oakland Museum of California’s exhibit, What is Art For? Kyne has been shown in many galleries nationally and is featured in many contemporary photography books and publications.
Kyne wrote for and created portraits of art world figures as a contributing columnist for Artweek, and has taught photography including at City College of San Francisco. She earned her BA in Photography from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA and received an MA in Studio Arts from the Graduate School for the Study of Human Consciousness at John F. Kennedy University in Berkeley, CA.
Kyne works out of the Minnesota Street Project artist studios in San Francisco, California. Beginning in August, 2017, Kyne will be represented by Slate Gallery in Oakland, California.