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Lynn Johnson and Patricia Lanza : The Van Gogh Affect

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Leica Gallery Los Angeles presents The Van Gogh Affect by photographers Lynn Johnson and Patricia Lanza from December 5, 2019 through January 13, 2020. The touring exhibition highlights the profound influence of Van Gogh’s work on contemporary perception of the world by focusing on the final few years of his life as well as the story of his work following his death. Johnson and Lanza traveled along Van Gogh’s footsteps throughout Europe in order to capture public and private spaces as well as artifacts from the artist’s career that are not usually accessible for public viewing. The photographers’ approaches lend themselves to thinking of the work on the continuum of time and the investigation of light. Johnson’s work plays with the time continuum, with images from 23 years ago and current day, as well as more dreamlike, out-of-time images. Johnson’s meditation on time, at the asylum at St. Paul de Mausole, Saint Remy, France is a metaphor for how we understand history – some stories become legendary, while others are not widely known, lost or forgotten. “In this exhibit, I...

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