June 27, 2008 - Presentation House Gallery - Lynn Valley #4, by Berlin artist Annette Kelm
June 27, 2008

Lynn Valley #4, by Berlin artist Annette Kelm

Annette Kelm

Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver and Bywater Bros. Editions, Toronto are pleased to announce the release of the artist book Lynn Valley #4, by Berlin artist Annette Kelm.

Using a detailed studio-shot format reminiscent of advertising photography the book displays six versions of a hat purchased by the artist while traveling in New York. Manufactured in China for the US market the hat—part baseball cap, part straw sunhat—is a strange cultural hybrid, a grafting of idioms that is more an “interpretation” of a western cultural icon than a knock-off of it. Kelm has fastidiously documented six different versions, yellow, purple, red, beige, blue and black, from every angle.

Critic Kirsty Bell describes Kelm’s approach: “Her precise, carefully composed, well-lit images, often shot with a large-format camera, luxuriate in surface and clarity of detail while fitting neatly into standard photographic genres: still life, portraiture, landscape. [But] as self evident as her images appear, they are undercut with a strangeness that questions not only the purpose of the objects, but also the nature of their representation.”

Published January 2008, 24 pages, 24 x 30 cm, softcover, edition of 1000

26 copies of this publication includes a special edition by the artist

Bywater Bros. Editions
97 Caithness Ave.
Toronto, ON Canada
M6G 3L5
Tel 416 461 9095

Presentation House Gallery
333 Chesterfield Avenue
North Vancouver, BC Canada
V7M 3G9
Tel 604 986 1351


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