A PRC Speaker Series presentation with Janelle Lynch
April 20, 2023
6:30 – 7:30 pm Online and In-Person at
Lesley University, University Hall screening room
lower level, 1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
In conjunction with Lynch’s lecture, an exhibition is on view at VanDernoot Gallery in University Hall entitled, Another Way of Looking at Love. Click HERE for information about the exhibition and join us for a post-event public reception at 7:30pm at VanDernoot Gallery on the 1st floor of University Hall.
Janelle Lynch is an American artist who uses an 8×10-inch view camera and alternative processes. Her work during the last 25 years reveals an inquiry into the life cycle, transcendence, and the realms beyond visual perception. While she photographed exclusively in the landscape for the first two decades of her career, Lynch’s practice has expanded to include still life, portraiture, and cyanotypes. Her work since 2015 is informed by her training in observational drawing and painting.
Lynch’s presentation will include works made since Another Way of Looking at Love (2015-2018), for which she was shortlisted for the Prix Pictet in 2019. She will discuss the beginning of her work with alternative processes; The Girls Were Here, her first body of work made on the streets of her West Village neighborhood; Fern Valley, a series of photographs she made in the North Georgia Mountains in 2020; and––for the first time publicly––Endless Forms Most Beautiful, cyanotypes and black and white photographs made during a Fall 2022 residency, which will be shown in a solo exhibition at Flowers Gallery, London in June.
Lynch’s photographs are in many private and public collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the International Center of Photography, New York; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Her photographs have been shown worldwide, including at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; LUMA Westbau, Zurich; the International Gallery of Photography, Dublin; and the Shanghai Center of Photography. She has three monographs published by Radius Books: Los Jardines de México (2010); AIGA award-winning Barcelona (2013), which also features her writings; and Another Way of Looking at Love (2018), which includes an essay by Darius Himes. Lynch lives in New York and is represented by Flowers Gallery.