Lynne Cohen

Olga Korper Gallery ⁠ accessible_forward

Compiled from work spanning 1971 to 2005,
Lynne Cohen’s latest
book, Camouflage, depicts a world where
exteriors – the
world beyond architecture – hardly exists. Her
works reflect the
homogenization of interior space regardless of
exterior location.
Highlighting a selection of images from the book,
exhibition demonstrates the startling similarities in
across time and space, and evokes Cohen’s
signature mixture
of humour and gravity. These are spaces without
insta-environments for cross-global installation,
chimeras of
carpet and common wallpaper. “I was struck by
strange coincidences,”
Cohen notes. “Naughahyde chairs show up in
of men’s clubs, laboratories, offices and spas.
wallpaper murals occur in photographs of living
rooms, corridors
and showrooms. And electrical outlets are all over
place. Most eerie of all, though, was a stainless
steel cart identical
to one in the first picture in a laboratory photograph
that was taken in another country, decades later.”
work is also on view at David Mirvish Books – see
open exhibitions.