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Alessia Paladini Gallery : Lynn Saville : Dark Cities


Photographer Lynn Saville, whose solo exhibition “Dark Cities” is currently on view at the Alessia Paldini Gallery in Milan, Italy, is known for her twilight pictures of urban landscape.

Saville’s photographs have won praise from such well-known critics as Arthur C. Danto and Geoff Dyer. Danto compares Saville’s work to Atget’s photographs of early-morning Paris: “Saville is his New York counterpart, the Atget of vanishing New York, prowling her city at the other end of the day …”

In his recent book of essays on distinguished photographers, See/Saw: Looking at Photographs, Dyer writes of Saville’s work, “The pristine silence, the lack of motion in these very still photographs, create the sense of a world that has dropped out of time—and therefore out of the cycle of transactions.”

Saville says she likes to work at twilight because “during this transitional time, the visual clutter of daylight recedes and in the shifting balance between artificial and natural light, the city moves toward abstraction. On deserted or nearly deserted streets, the town begins to dream its own dreams.”


Dark Cities is on view at Alessia Paladini Gallery, Via Pietro Manoncelli, 11, Milano through March 26, 2022.

 “Meet the Artist” will be in person at the gallery on March 10th 6 – 9 pm

Lynn Saville


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