Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Haines Gallery Update, Linda Connor

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.

Linda recounts her earliest inspirations, approach to teaching, and creative evolution: 
“Instantly, I loved photography."
"Linda Connor: Outside of Time," an interview with Richard Whittaker
Linda Connor
Left: Southern Sky, Australia, 1997; Center: August 3rd, 1896; Right: November 28, 1894
Sublimation on Aluminum
Triptych, 14 x 11 inches each
Edition of 10
HG14470, HG14471, HG14663
Linda Connor
Tomb Doorway, Petra, Jordan, 1995
Sublimation on Aluminum, 2017
30 x 24 inches
Edition of 10
Linda Connor
Once the Ocean Floor, Series #37, Ladakh, India, 2013
Sublimation on Aluminum, 2017
20 x 16 inches
Edition of 10
Linda Conor
June 26, 1892
Sublimation on Aluminum, 2017
20 x 25 inches
Edition of 10
Linda Connor
USA Building, Ethiopia, 2007
Gold toned printing out paper
10 x 12 inches
Linda Connor
Bedrock Church, Cappadocia, Turkey, 2002
Gold toned printing out paper
12 x 10 inches
Linda Connor
Mudra, Mindroling Monastery, Tibet, 1993
Gold toned printing out paper
10 x 12 inches
Linda Connor
Goddess on Turtle, Nepal, 1980
Archival Print on Silk, 2012
Image: 45 x 36 inches
Silk: 60 x 40 inches
Edition of 5
Linda Connor
Window with Shells at Night, from the Olson House, 2006
Archival Pigment Print, 2012
30 x 40 inches
Edition of 5
Critic's Corner
"Linda Connor and Zhan Wang at Haines Gallery"
by Max Blue

Artist's Picks
"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
by Marguerite Yourcenar
"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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