Long (And Wide) Range
If the only Beatles songs you ever heard came from the White Album, what would you think when you finally heard Meet the Beatles? Taking a look at the range of photographer Barbara Crane's work, it's possible she espouses an even greater dynamic range in her choice of styles and subjects. Like the Beatles, she can be traditional, marketable or avant garde. If you've only ever seen her minimalist black and white Human Forms, you might never guess she produced the lush and dreamlike arrangements of Inner Circles or Schisms, let alone the staid cityscapes she took as part of a project to document Chicago buildings. Like a Paul McCartney song, some of her subjects are so mundane as to make you wonder why she would bother snapping the shutter. Like John Lennon snipping up orchestra recordings and randomly taping them back together for the sheer sake of it, some shots force us to perceive the subject purely within the context of the medium. You can see 25 years of results for yourself, Tuesdays through Sundays through May 10, at the Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth. Visit cartermuseum.org.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays, 12-5 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Starts: Feb. 14. Continues through May 10, 2009
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