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Title

Dancer, New York City

1978
printed 1990

Artist

Lynn Davis

United States of America

1944 -

  • Details

    Dates
    1978
    printed 1990
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    gelatin silver photograph
    Edition
    6/10
    Dimensions
    48.4 x 48.2 cm image; 60.6 x 50.5 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r.verso, ink "Lynn Davis 1990".

    Credit
    Gift of Edron Pty Ltd - 1996 through the auspices of Alistair McAlpine
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    703.1996
    Copyright
    © Lynn Davis

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    Lynn Davis revels in the realist fragment in her approach to photographing the body. She said in 1985 that she likes keeping the final image ‘on the level of the sensuality of shapes and forms’. She asks her subjects to push the body beyond its limits so that beauty and excitement can be exaggerated. Davis worked with dancers to explore these limits in the present series. She asked for extreme discipline in movement, the formation of shapes, contrasts and physical tensions which she found exhilarating in their abstractions.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

    • Discipline and Beauty, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 28 Jun 1997–17 Aug 1997

    • Body Parts, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 26 Sep 2015–31 Jan 2016

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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