CAPRICIOUS 88 | Tim Barber | Relations

Tim Barber

May 2 – June 23
opening May 2, 6-8pm

88 Eldridge Street, 5th FL
New York, NY 10002

Capricious 88 is pleased to present Relations, an exhibition by Tim Barber opening May 2, 2014. Relations, Barber’s most recent body of work, is a continuation of his ongoing photographic explorations. Culling from everyday life experience, Barber’s images reveal the subtle yet complex narratives hidden in seemingly mundane subject matter. The images have an unusual balance, feeling spontaneous yet carefully composed, blunt yet ethereal, familiar yet mysterious, comfortable yet haunted by an invisible, emotional tension. It’s this tension that the title Relations alludes to; the tension between the countless relationships happening in and around the frame of each photograph, and the relationships the photographs then have, in turn, to each other.

Tim Barber was born in Vancouver BC, Canada, grew up in Amherst Massachusetts, lived briefly in the mountains of Northern Vermont before returning to Vancouver to study photography, and now lives and works in New York City. A photographer, curator and designer, Barber runs the creative community platform (formerly known as and has, over the past 10 years, curated and produced multiple exhibitions and publications showcasing hundreds of photographers and artists from around the world. Barber has been making photographs for over 20 years, and has been published and exhibited globally. This is his first exhibition with Capricious 88.

A limited number of copies of the show’s catalog Relations (published by Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo, September 2013) will be available at the opening.

Capricious 88 provides a platform for fine art photographers, with a focus on emerging careers. Capricious offers vital support and greater visibility to artists and contemporary issues, while fostering growth of the public’s perspective on photography at large.

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