Lynn Davis

Catalogue, Nov. 11, 2000 - Jan. 13, 2001

Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, Softbound. 45.00

Created at the dawn of the twenty-first century, Lynn Davis's recent images compose a history of the future as envisioned by the age of modernism. The subjects of the photographs comprise wonders of twentieth century technology and engineering - ranging from the historical Hoover Dam in Nevada to the science-fiction-like Very Large Array in New Mexico -along with masterful examples of modern architecture and urbanism such as the Jonas Salk Institute designed by Louis Kahn, and the Penzoil Plaza conceived by Philip Johnson. A specific aspect of the project is the exploration of the intricate ties between science and myth as exemplified in pictures of the Epcot Center in Disneyland and of the GĂ©ode in Paris's Parc de la Villette. With a preface by the poet John Ashbery.

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