Exhibition: Lynne Cohen - False Clues
December 5—March 7, 2014, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
December 7—March 9, 2014, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
December 15—January 19
University Museum of Contemporary Art
UMass Amherst Campus
Renowned Canadian artist Lynne Cohen has been photographing interior spaces ― laboratories, offices, health spas, classrooms, shooting ranges ― often wryly humorous, sometimes bleak, with an element of suspense and of uneasiness. Her large-format photographs are devoid of people but not of human presence. Through the seemingly fictional quality of these spaces, the purposes of which are as often as not ill-defined, Cohen creates a cross between documentary photography and artifice, sense and nonsense, the ordinary and dream-like. Her vision is informed by a deep feeling for the mystery in the ordinary: what is on the surface but out of sight.