Dimensions are sheet size, including 1.5" border.
Sarah Lynch’s studio-based images present a photographic style that is both seamless and elegant. The tranquility of her aesthetic, in which she presents a tableaux of simple objects in front of a distant horizon line, is counteracted by the tension inherent in the miniature sculptures which she constructs for the camera.
Lynch presents encounters between inanimate objects, in which there appears to be epic struggles of balance and containment. Her remarkable ability to focus upon the details of a raspberry, a grape or a plum and transform them to a monumental scale, is a testimony to the imaginative qualities of the photographic medium. The specificity of scale is enhanced by an evocative reference to landscape. The use of a soft focus between table-top and backdrop, together with a palette of neutral gray tones, elicits an anonymous, empty and potentially vast space. This in turn is pierced by accents of luscious color and a sense of humor, performed by the objects as if on a stage.
Signature: Signed, Titled, Numbered, Dated via label.
Image rights: Sarah Lynch
Klompching Gallery, March 6 – April 25, 2008.
Direct from the artist.