November 20, 2010- February 6, 2011
Odyssey: The Photographs of Linda Connor
Odyssey: The Photographs of Linda Connor reflects an artist’s pursuit of diverse and compelling subjects from around the world. Although she frequently focuses on devotional sites and monuments, Connor is also drawn to revealing the spirit embedded in everyday life. She is fascinated with photography’s relationship to time: her pictures present a compelling combination of timelessness and a palpable sense of the passage of time. Another core element in her work concerns the dynamic relationship between the natural world and the sacred; its sites, iconography, and philosophy. Odyssey includes some of Connor’s best-known images from the past three decades of her extensive work in India, Indonesia, Turkey, Cambodia, Egypt, Tibet and the American Southwest.
Odyssey perfectly marries Connor’s large format photographs from her extensive travels with prints she has created from nineteenth and early twentieth-century astronomical glass plates from the Lick Observatory. Connor uses a large-format view camera, which allows her to achieve remarkable clarity and rich detail. Her prints are created by direct contact of the 8x10-inch negative on silver gelatin printing-out paper, exposed and developed using sunlight. Toned and fixed with gold chloride, the prints have a warmth, luminosity, and delicacy seldom found in standard photographic printing.
Although Connor’s work has been widely exhibited and published, Odyssey provides a new way to experience these photographs, in artist-composed sequences that dislodge a sense of linear time or specific place. Connor instead gives viewers the space to bring themselves into the viewing process and experience their own odyssey.
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