Tracey Baran  |  Note to Self

September 8 – October 13, 2007

Arratia Beer is pleased to present Notes to Self, Tracey Baran’s first solo exhibition in Germany.

For the last ten years Tracey Baran has focused her camera on herself and her close circle of family and friends who live in Bath, a small town in upstate New York. The result is a visual journal of intimate portraits and self-portraits, which blur the line between truth and fiction, snapshot aesthetic and staged compositions. Whether photographing her thirtieth birthday, a hole in her pantyhose or deer hunters from her hometown, Baran’s photographs, instead of being a detached social documentary or the cool treatment of an outsider, are permeated by a tenderness and complicity with her subjects.

Tracey Baran was born in Bath in 1975, NY and currently lives and works in New York. Baran was the recipient of the Henry Buhl Foundation Grant First Prize in 2002. Her work in has been included in exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany, The Milwaukee Art Museum, Pusan Metropolitan Art Museum, South Korea, and P.S. 1, New York, amongst others.