Lynn Davis: Water

New York

20 October — 3 December 2005

Iceberg V, Disko Bay, Greenland, 2004

Crescent Moon Spring, Dunhuang, China, 2001

Iceberg IV, Disko Bay, Greenland, 2004

Three Gorges, Yangtze River, China, 2001

Iceberg, II, Disko Bay, Greenland, 2004

Grand Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, 1990

Evening/Northumberland Strait IV, 1993

Evening/Northumberland Strait XIII, 1996

Evening/Northumberland Strait I, 1993

Angel Falls, Canaima, Venezuela, 1992

Lava, Hawaii, 2005

Horseshoe Falls, Ontario, Canada, 1992

Evening/Northumberland Strait V, 1993

Evening/Northumberland Strait X, 1994

Evening/Northumberland Strait VIII, 1993

Iceberg Va, Disko Bay, Greenland, 2004

Iceberg XII, Disko Bay, Greenland, 2004

Iceberg X, Disko Bay, Greenland, 2004

Press Release

From the arctic chill of icebergs in Disko Bay, Greenland, to the roar of Victoria Falls in the south of Africa, to the calming stillness of Canada’s Northumberland Straits, and the mysterious fog settling in the gorges of the Yangtze River in China, water figures prominently throughout Davis’ photography career. Traveling the world for nearly 20 years, Davis has captured the natural landscape in awe-inspiring yet elemental compositions; it is fitting, then, that water—both awe-inspiring and elemental itself—hold such a significant place throughout her oeuvre.

In 2005, the American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded Davis an Academy Award in Art, making her the first photographer ever to earn such an honor. Her photographs have been exhibited internationally and collected widely. Her work appears in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and the J. Paul Getty Museum, which held an exhibition of Davis’ photographs in 1999. This exhibition marks the artist’s 8th one-person show at Edwynn Houk Gallery. Davis lives and works in New York.