Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Lynne Cohen, Spa, 2003
Lynne Cohen, Spa, 2003
2006 Featured Exhibition

Lynne Cohen

April 12–May 13, 2006
Olga Korper Gallery
17 Morrow Ave

Compiled from work spanning 1971 to 2005,
Lynne Cohen’s latest
book, Camouflage, depicts a world where
exteriors – the
world beyond architecture – hardly exists. Her
works reflect the
homogenization of interior space regardless of
exterior location.
Highlighting a selection of images from the book,
this
exhibition demonstrates the startling similarities in
interiors
across time and space, and evokes Cohen’s
signature mixture
of humour and gravity. These are spaces without
places,
insta-environments for cross-global installation,
chimeras of
carpet and common wallpaper. “I was struck by
strange coincidences,”
Cohen notes. “Naughahyde chairs show up in
photographs
of men’s clubs, laboratories, offices and spas.
Wintry
wallpaper murals occur in photographs of living
rooms, corridors
and showrooms. And electrical outlets are all over
the
place. Most eerie of all, though, was a stainless
steel cart identical
to one in the first picture in a laboratory photograph
that was taken in another country, decades later.”
Cohen’s
work is also on view at David Mirvish Books – see
open exhibitions.

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Photography Festival

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Toronto ON M5V 2J4
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