Lynn Davis

“The world doesn’t resemble my photos”, even though the subject of her photos is the world, whether the pyramids in Egypt, the waterfalls in Venezuela, the ice in Greenland, the wide expanses of sand in China, or the temples in Palmyra, Syria. The American Lynn Davis (born in 1944) observes things from afar in order to underline their grandeur. Hers are symbolic and metaphorical journeys to places where humans are forced to question themselves about the very essence of phenomena.

The perfection of her images from a photographic point of view (Davis began her career apprenticed to Berenice Abbot) leads viewers to ask themselves about the nature of what happens: about life and death, the deepest meaning of existence. In her black and white photos, the outcome of observation pondered over time, the clarity of the material exalts the form of the subjects. And so we breathe in profound spirituality, a spirituality underlined by a particular use of light. (Angela Madesani)
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Available works

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Installations

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Available works


  • Tomb of Xiaoling, Outside Beijing [China #19]

    gelatin silver print, toned with sepia and selenium
    110 x 108,5 cm


  • Monastery, Petra, Jordan, 1995

    gelatin silver print
    101,6 x 102 cm


  • Meroe, Sudan, 1998

    gelatin silver print
    101,6 x 101,6 cm


  • Taitur, Entrance Way, Yemen, 1996

    gelatin silver print
    101,6 x 101,6 cm


  • Ice house, Iran, 2011

    gelatin silver print
    101,6 x 102 cm


  • Zoroastrian Fire Temple, Isfahan, Iran, 2001

    gelatin silver print
    101,6 x 102 cm


  • Evening, NorthUmberland Strait XIII, 1995

    gelatin silver print


  • Crescent Moon Spring, Dunhuang, China, 2001

    gelatin silver print, toned with sepia and selenium
    91 x 233 cm


  • Barraqish "YTHL", Kingdom of Ma'in, Yemen, 1999

    gelatin silver print
    71,1 x 71,1 cm


  • Cementery stemps, Dunhuang [China #10], 2001

    gelatin silver print, toned with sepia and selenium
    101,6 x 101,6 cm

Ice


  • Iceberg XXVIII, Disko Bay, Greenland, 2007

    gelatin silver print
    114,3 x 114,3 cm
    144 x 144 x 5,5 cm with frame


  • Iceberg VIII, Disko Bay, Greenland, 2004

    gelatin silver print
    91,4 x 91,4 cm
    124 x 124 x 5,5 cm with frame


  • Iceberg III, Disko Bay, Greenland, 2004

    gelatin silver print
    91,4 x 91,4 cm
    124 x 124 x 5,5 cm with frame


  • Iceberg XXIX, Disko Bay, Greenland, 2016

    gelatin silver print
    101,6 x 101,6 cm
    134,5 x 121 x 4 with frame


  • Iceberg XXXVII, Disko Bay, Greenland, 2016

    gelatin silver print
    101,6 x 101,6 cm
    134,5 x 121 x 4 with frame


  • Iceberg XXXVIII, Disko Bay, Greenland, 2016

    gelatin silver print
    101,6 x 101,6 cm
    134,5 x 121 x 4 with frame


  • Iceberg XXXIII, Disko Bay, Greenland, 2016

    gelatin silver print
    101,6 x 101,6 cm
    134,5 x 121 x 4 with frame


  • Iceberg XXXVI, Disko Bay, Greenland, 2016 © Lynn Davis

    gelatin silver print
    101,6 x 101,6 cm
    134,5 x 121 x 4 with frame

Installations


  • Recursions and Mutations, 2019

    Vincenzo Castella · Lynn Davis · Jacob Hashimoto · Roberto Pugliese
    installation view
    Studio la Città – GAD Giudecca Art District, Venezia


  • Installation view, 2012

    Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Venezia, Venezia


  • Installation view, 2011

    Studio la Città, Verona

    News

  • Saturday, June 22 at 11:30 am Studio la Città will present the catalog of the exhibition Recursions and Mutations with works by Vincenzo Castella, Lynn Davis, Jacob Hashimoto and Roberto Pugliese, published for the exhibition currently underway in Venice until July 28th, 2019.
    June 22, 2019 – at 11:30 am | GAD – Giudecca Art District, Giudecca, Venice


  • Studio la Città is continuing the research activity it began ten years ago in Venice and is organising, concurrently with the 58th edition of the Venice Biennale, the exhibition Recursions and Mutations with works by Vincenzo CastellaLynn Davis, Jacob Hashimoto and Roberto Pugliese.
    May 8 – July 28, 2019 | GAD – Giudecca Art District, Giudecca, Venice