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John Berggruen Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of photographs by Lynn Davis entitled “Ice.”  The exhibition opens Thursday, November 1st, and will run through Saturday, December 1st, 2001.

Lynn Davis, a 1970 graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute, has been living and working in New York since 1974.  She became recognized as a major talent in 1979 when she exhibited her nudes and portraits alongside the work of her close friend, Robert Mapplethorpe, at the International Center of Photography.  In the 1980s, Davis shifted her focus onto a different, but equally enchanting subject—the icebergs of Greenland.  The present exhibition will show over a dozen of her most recent photographs from this series.  Davis uses a detailed toning process that varies from subject to subject.  The process gives each iceberg its own strength, individuality, and story.  Somehow Davis manages to instill life in these decidedly lifeless, static formations.

The photographs of Lynn Davis have appeared in the major collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum, the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, the Smithsonian, and the J. Paul Getty Museum.  Two major monographs have been published on Davis and her photographs.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 1st from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.