Snap! Downtown presents the East Coast premiere of 'THE VAN GOGH AFFECT', a new traveling exhibition which started in Los Angeles, and will be go on to Europe, to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
The exhibition will be on display at the Snap! Downtown gallery, Feb. 2021 through May 2021, and open to the public. Program will feature speaking engagement by the artists, as well as guided gallery tours for students.
The Van Gogh Affect addresses the artist’s profound and ever-present influence on contemporary perceptions of the world. Simultaneously contemplating and reaffirming Van Gogh’s resounding posthumous influence over art & culture of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries — photographers Lynn Johnson and Patricia Lanza offer evocative insight into Vincent’s uniquely sensitive lived experience of place and light. Traveling in Van Gogh’s footsteps, photographers LYNN JOHNSON and PATRICIA LANZA have conjured hauntingly intimate images in black & white (Johnson) and impressionist-imbued color (Lanza) in their exploration of Van Gogh’s quest to master the use of color as he studied, tracked and paid tribute to his most enduring muse— the sun.
LYNN JOHNSON is an American photographer known for her contributions to National Geographic and Life among others. She is the winner of the World Press Photo Award for Daily Life, and a twice-recognized Pulitzer Prize Finalist— for the National Geographic “Gender Identity” and “Face Transplant” stories.
PATRICIA LANZA is an American photographer and photo curator who traveled to over 53 countries on assignment to document some of the most compelling people, nature, cultures and stories of our time. Lanza began her career at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. As the recent Director of Exhibitions for the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, Lanza curated 22 exhibitions and garnered many industry and media awards.
Funded by Orlando, FL (September 2020)