Welcome to the seventh edition of Haines Gallery's Artist Digest.
Once a week, we focus our attention on the work of a single artist, bringing you a carefully curated mix of content that invites you to explore their practice in depth.
Today's Digest spotlights the American photographer Linda Connor, whose extraordinary work as both an artist and educator has influenced generations of creators in the Bay Area and beyond.
About the Artist
Photo: Stu Levy
Celebrated photographer Linda Connor’s peripatetic practice explores the spiritual and natural worlds in subjects that range from sacred sites to the shimmering night sky. Her recent works, printed on aluminum, bring an ethereal quality to her exquisite images. Leading institutions have exhibited and collected her work, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY; the Smithsonian, Washington, D.C; the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN; and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Her monograph Odyssey: The Photographs of Linda Connor chronicles over thirty years of her work.
"I've been listening to a hell of a lot of NPR lately, but if I want to be distracted, I'm more apt to watch clips of The Carol Burnett Show on YouTube."
Two Lives and a Dream
"I am currently rereading An Obscure Man from this collection of stories. It's a lot about being alone. It takes place in the 17th century during a tuberculosis epidemic. Though she never really says it, the main character has contracted tuberculosis, and eventually goes to live on an island, alone. Yourcenar was a grim and minute kind of writer. I was happy to reread it, and seems perfect for now."
From the Vault
In this series of image shared by the artist, we take a look at some moments from Linda's fifty year career as a photographer and educator.
“Having an art practice, you might occasionally glimpse something that is quite marvelous.”
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