Richard Barnes: Murmur
Richard Barnes: Murmur
New exhibition features photographs of starling murmurations by artist Richard Barnes
SAN FRANCISCO - October 19, 2018 – Every winter, hundreds of thousands of starlings migrate from northern Europe to the countryside near Rome in search of a warmer climate. As dusk falls, the birds take flight in dense cloud-like formations known as murmurations. In his series, Murmur, artist Richard Barnes photographs the starlings as they coalesce into dark amorphous shapes that dance above the Italian capital. Made over the course of two years, Barnes’ photographs evoke a sense of mystery in the seemingly choreographed movements of the migrating birds, whose humbling aerial displays remind us that many aspects of nature remain just outside the realm of human understanding.
Richard Barnes is a New York-based artist and photographer. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at institutions including the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego; the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh; Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, MI; and the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, among others. His photographs are held in numerous public and private collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago.
Richard Barnes: Murmur is located pre-security on the Departures Level in Terminal 3 of the San Francisco International Airport. This exhibition is accessible to all airport visitors from October 18, 2018, to January 31, 2019. The online version of this exhibition is viewable at: https://www.flysfo.com/museum/exhibitions/richard-barnes-murmur.
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