Biography

Drawing from his early theatrical training, and influenced by historical methods of staged photography and constructed set design, Barry Underwood seeks to transform ordinary, everyday vistas into unique, and often surreal, experiences.  Both Underwood’s installation process, which uses actual structures and may take several days to complete, and his documentation, employing long exposure times to harness the area’s ambient light, rely as much on the artist’s ability to harmoniously collaborate with nature as disrupt it.

His photographs are made in various locations around North America, with many of them shot during artist residencies, such as The Banff Center for the Arts (Canada), I-Park Foundation (CT), Headlands Center for the Arts (CA), The Center for Land Use Interpretation (UT), and The MacDowell Colony (NH), among others.

SELECT COLLECTIONS
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Elton John Photography Collection, Atlanta, GA
The Akron Art Museum, OH
The Cleveland Museum of Art, OH
TIAA-CREFF, New York, NY
Rockefeller Family Art Collection, Petaluma, CA

Euclid Beach, 2016

Archival Pigment Print

36 x 36 in.

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Gros Ventre, 2015

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50 x 40 in.

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Jackson, Wyoming (for Rainer), 2016 

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40 x 50 in.

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Jackson Hole (after Pfahl and Judd), 2016

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20 x 20 in.

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La Due, Line, 2016

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28 x 28 in. 

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La Due Reservior, 2016

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28 x 28 in. 

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Lake Erie, 2016

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30 x 24 in.

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Pipeline, 2015

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36 x 36 in.

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Roses, Little Italy, Cleveland Ohio, 2016

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30 x 24 in.

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Sirna Woods, 2016

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32 x 40 in.

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Sirna's Farm, 2015

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24 x 120 in.

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String Lane, 2016

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40 x 32 in.

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Wakeshigan River, 2016

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30 x 24 in. 

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Blue Drill, 2015

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36 x 36 in.

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