• Ann Stautberg

    Barry Whistler Gallery

    Intimacy has always been a distinguishing characteristic of Ann Stautberg’s hand-colored interior photographs. One senses that she discovers her images and quickly records them. Later they are reexamined, enlarged, colored, and transformed into works ambivalently poised between large photographs and small paintings. Two images in this show are typical of Stautberg’s earlier work. In one 24-inch square image, entitled Felipe Garcia’s House, San Carlos, Chihuahua (all works 1990), light pours through a window only to be absorbed by a dense, strangely comforting darkness. A thin, brightly patterned

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