From 2007 to 2011, while living in Spain, Janelle Lynch explored the fallow landscape outside of Barcelona. With her 8×10-inch camera and a portrait lens, the artist photographed pylons, puddles, leaves, and litter as metaphors for themes of absence and presence, mourning and remembrance.
Following the success of Los Jardines de México (Radius Books, 2011), Barcelona continues Lynch’s long-term interest in representations of the life cycle in the landscape. Included with the five series of images that comprise this remarkable new project are writings in English and Spanish by the artist. The book begins with a personal essay about Lynch’s early relationship with nature. Woven throughout the remaining pages are text about and quotes from Charles Burchfield, Wendell Berry and Roland Barthes, whose works have been influential in Lynch’s process.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Janelle Lynch received an MFA in Photography and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 1999. Her first monograph, Los Jardines de México, was published to critical acclaim by Radius Books in 2011. Related solo exhibitions include Museo Archivo de la Fotografía, Mexico City in 2011 and in 2013 at the Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL and Robert Morat Galerie, Berlin. Lynch teaches at the International Center of Photography, is a freelance writer and 2012-2013 Fellow at The Writers’ Institute, CUNY Graduate Center, and a 2013 Artist-in-Residence at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY. She lives in New York City.