Kaylyn Swinging by Shane Lavalette
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Pigmented inkjet print
Signed and editioned, by artist, au verso
Edition of 50
Shane Lavalette’s recent body of work explores the relationship between traditional Southern music and the landscape of the South. Inspired by the sounds of old time, blues, and gospel music, his photographs are quiet and contemplative yet, as fellow photographer and poet Tim Davis describes, “build to a boisterous whole.” Through a playful series of portraits, still lifes, landscapes, and abstractions the artist delights in the musicality of the everyday life in the South.
Lavalette’s photographs have been shown widely, including exhibitions at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Durham, NC; Aperture Gallery, New York, NY; Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA; The Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland, among others. His works are held in numerous private and public collections. Lavalette participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence Program in 2011.
- Light Work was founded as an artist-run, non-profit organization in 1973. Its mission is to provide direct support to artists working in photography and related media through residencies, publications, exhibitions, and a community-access lab facility. Light Work's Fine Print Program, featuring exclusive signed prints by acclaimed photographers, represents an excellent way to further your personal art collection while supporting Light Work’s mission of offering opportunities to emerging and under-recognized artists.