Euqinom Gallery presents Mona Kuhn: Timeless, a stunning career retrospective of one of today’s most respected and widely exhibited contemporary art photographers , coinciding with her 2021 retrospective monograph, Works, published by Thames & Hudson.
Mona Kuhn is internationally acclaimed for her contemporary re-interpretations of the nude, employing playful visual strategies and drawing from traditional iconography to create profoundly intimate depictions of the complexities of human nature and our link to the environment. Over a career spanning more than twenty years, Kuhn has reflected on humanity’s longing for spiritual connection and solidarity. The artist develops close relationships with her subjects. The resulting images are remarkably intimate, evoking a sublime sense of comfort between the human figure and its environment.
“Photographing someone in the nude is my attempt to reach that moment of perfect balance, the light of consciousness in the way we perceive life to be. The nude is present in my work not as a one-dimensional physical manifestation, but rather as a proof of our being, our presence in time, and ultimately our caring for what will be lost. I’m most comfortable representing the nude as minimal, timeless, somewhat monastic, and mostly pensive. I enjoy the nuances, the elegance of simplicity, the rustic forms, because it brings us close to our own nature and sense of self. My works are not meant to be of this time but to transcend, in their basic form, the elements of time.”
Mona Kuhn : Timeless
November 5 – December 23, 2022
1295 Alabama St.
San Francisco, CA, USA