Barrington Earle’s photographs of suburban America elegantly reveal the development and refinement of his photographic minimalism, and powerfully reaffirm his importance within contemporary photography.

Earle’s photographs of tract houses, done between 2006 and 2009, are set in California's suburban sprawl, depicting newly built housing developments: shoddy, concrete structures, some seemingly derelict even before completion.

Earle skillfully shapes these anonymous environments into his own vision by honing in on blank facades, creating a kind of social criticism by the severity of his approach. The photographs have sultry tones and textures, complicating this stark environment by emphasizing its subtle beauty.

Through meticulous observation and hypnotic repetition, Earle transforms the mundane into a minimalist epic.

Information is identified as a disruption of noise in the brain. A threshold exists which allows noise of a certain magnitude to be interpreted as information. When the noise falls slightly below this threshold, the brain classifies this in an area of uncertainty. This activity takes place in emptiness, in the space in between, which is the synapse. This area of uncertainty is where Barrington Earle's vision rests. This is why it resists categorization. A photograph refers to the world and therefore continues to exist beyond its edges. Since it is neither contained nor discreet, the view given is multiplied to create the world.