From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Name/TitleUntitled [Dress, woman, and photographs]
About this objectFour panel work consisting of two panels of an empty dress near a bed with a photograph of Joan Lyons placed above the dress’ neck and two panels of a woman–most likely Lyons–sitting at a table with photographs superimposed over her face and her body. With each pair of images, one is printed positive one is printed negative. The printing process has blurred or erased much of the fine detail of the images.
Medium and MaterialsOffset lithograph from Haloid Xerox image.
Inscription and Marksrecto: [pencil] 1/12recto: [pencil] Joan Lyons 1974verso: [pencil] OVERSIZE FLAT FILE verso: [pencil] L991 75:006:8verso: [pencil] 75:006:8
Measurements42.5 cm x 53.7 cm
Subject and Association DescriptionJoan Lyons (b. 1937) is an American artist whose work encompasses a broad range of media including archaic photographic processes, pinhole photography, offset lithography, Xerography, screen-printing, and photo-quilt making. Born in New York, Lyons studied at Alfred State University where she graduated in 1957 with a degree in ceramic art. The following year she married her fellow Alfred graduate, photographer Nathan Lyons. With her work in the 1960s, Lyons was one of the first artists to use xerography as an artistic practice. She was the founder of the Visual Studies Workshop Press in 1971.
Subject and Association KeywordsJoan Lyons
Subject and Association Keywords1970s
Subject and Association KeywordsLithograph
Subject and Association KeywordsSelf-Portrait
Subject and Association KeywordsPortraits of Artists
Subject and Association KeywordsSuperimposed Image
Subject and Association KeywordsDress
Subject and Association KeywordsNegatives
Subject and Association KeywordsPhoto Booth
Subject and Association KeywordsXerography
Subject and Association Keywordstexture
CollectionCollection of Visual Studies Workshop
Object TypeOffset Lithograph
Copyright LicenceAll rights reserved