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Four-color lithograph on paper collé
Burt Barr’s four-color lithograph Summer is derived from a video shot in his garden in Long Island. On a lazy summer afternoon the artist aimed his video camera at a mirrored gazing ball bathed by a sprinkler, and captured the reflected house and surrounding landscape. A seated figure is seen in the middle ground, while the camera and tripod stand in for the artist. The flowing water and the curvature of the ball distort the image, and lend a sense of time passing or time past. The heightened, bleached out yellows and greens suggest both the heat of summer and the wistful, faded tones of an old family snapshot.