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06.10.2010

 

Lynn Davis' 'Persistence of Form' at Knoedler Gallery New York

The Knoedler Gallery New York presents three decades worth of work by Lynn Davis. Since she has categorised her works by topic, theme and location herself, the visitor experiences an exhibition, that is just as structured and composed as the photographs themselves.

Her objects range from the natural shapes to ancient monuments, to modem and post-modern architecture. Even her early body portraits are on show. The resulting constellation is like an ocean of abstract, grey convolutions.

When it comes to style, Lynn Davis is compared to the great travel photographers of the 19th century, although she is known to make pictures that are hard to date. Although the pictures are black and white, they are not colourless; they are partly menacing and witty.

She prefers outlines, silhouettes and forms. No sentimental background steers away from the forcefulness of her motifs. Be it a tower in Iran, a column in Romania or a close-up of a hand.

The artist was born in mid 1940s Minneapolis and studied in San Francisco. She has already taken photographs in 48 countries, including Egypt, Burma, Russia, Mali, Greenland and Cambodia. She lives and works in Hudson, New York as well as Cape Breton in Canada.

‘Persistence of Form – Photographs 1978-2010’ will run until 30 October 2010.

Lynn Davis – Persistence of Form
Photographs 1978-2010
Knoedler Gallery
19 East 70th Street
New York

Until 30 October 2010
Tue – Fri, 9:30am – 5.30pm
Sat, 10am – 5.30pm

KNOEDLER GALLERY : Persistence of Form Lynn Davis

KNOEDLER GALLERY : Persistence of Form Lynn Davis

KNOEDLER GALLERY : Persistence of Form Lynn Davis

KNOEDLER GALLERY : Persistence of Form Lynn Davis

KNOEDLER GALLERY : Persistence of Form Lynn Davis

KNOEDLER GALLERY : Persistence of Form Lynn Davis

KNOEDLER GALLERY : Persistence of Form Lynn Davis

KNOEDLER GALLERY : Persistence of Form Lynn Davis

KNOEDLER GALLERY : Persistence of Form Lynn Davis

KNOEDLER GALLERY : Persistence of Form Lynn Davis