From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Name/TitleCeres In an Open Field
About this objectA woman’s face surrounded by black thick brushstrokes and blotches. Above the face are abstract shapes and textures. In the upper left is the text of Jane Creighton’s poem Ceres In an Open Field. The text has a hand and a seashell next to it.
Medium and MaterialsOffset lithograph.
Inscription and Marksrecto: [pencil] 6 impsrecto: [pencil] Joan Lyons 1977verso: [pencil] OVERSIZE FLAT FILE verso: [pencil] 81:016:3recto of mat: [pencil] 81:016:3
Measurements56.2 cm x 41.4 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 KeywordsPoetry
Subject and Association KeywordsFace
Subject and Association KeywordsText
Subject and Association KeywordsAbstract
Subject and Association KeywordsMythology
CollectionCollection of Visual Studies Workshop
Object TypeOffset Lithograph
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