Monday, August 20, 2012

Nothing Is Hidden.

Nothing Is Hidden. By Lynne Cohen. Steidl/Scotiabank, 2012. 172 pp., illustrated throughout, 31,5x26,2cm. Images from here.

Book description:

" 'I feel as if the world can’t be like it is. It seems full of finished works of art'. Lynne Cohen

'Nothing is Hidden' features both well-known and recent unpublished works by acclaimed Canadian photographer Lynne Cohen, beginning with images from the early 1970s.

The book shows the consistency and depth with which she has mined her chosen theme of uninhabited domestic and institutional interior spaces.

Depicting formally and not so formally arranged uncanny interiors, Cohen’s photographs are sometimes wryly humorous, sometimes bleak, and frequently both. Her vision is informed by a profound feeling for the mystery in the ordinary, what is on the surface but out of sight.

This is the first in a series of annual publications to be published by Steidl celebrating the winner of the Scotiabank Photography Award, Canada’s largest contemporary photography award for an established Canadian artist."

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