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"New Photographs by Lynn Geesaman"
2001-01-12 until 2001-03-10
Stephen Cohen Gallery
Los Angeles, CA,
USA United States of America
Exactly how Minneapolis-based photographer, Lynn Geesaman, achieves the soft haunting glow in her color and black & white photographs remains her secret. Geesaman's is a mysterious world of topiaries, tailored gardens and landscapes, planned and designed by humans, but devoid of them. Rich in texture and illumination, images seem recalled memory rather than mechanically recorded, echoing the imagination of a different time and place.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Geesaman began her photography career in 1970 with a series of photographs she took of her children. By the 1980'5, she began to photograph structured landscapes, while at the same time perfecting the printing technique that distinguishes her work. Gardens and landscapes in Europe and the United States have been the subjects of her photographs for the last 15 years, and she often refers to the garden itself as architecture and monument.
Geesaman has received numerous awards, including the Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship in 1984, 1986 and 1990 and a Jerome Foundation award in 1989. She has had several museum exhibitions, among them at The Fort Wayne Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center and the Tweed Museum of Art, as well as gallery exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe. Her work is in numerous private and corporate collections. She is the author of the book, Poetics of Place.
The Gallery is located at 7358 Beverly Boulevard. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 5pm and by appointment.