From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Name/TitlePresences [Nancy Norwood & Janet Hart]
About this objectA woman sits at an outdoor table with a a plastic cup of wine and newspapers or folders in front of her. In the extreme foreground, and bathed in a blue light, is a woman who looks past the camera. In the background, another person holds their hand to their face most likely shading their eyes from the sun. This person’s shirt has been printed orange. The woman in the extreme foreground is Nancy Norwood, the Curator of European Art at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, New York.
Place MadeRochester, NY
Medium and MaterialsOffset lithograph.
Inscription and Marksrecto: [pencil] 20 imps
recto: [pencil] Joan Lyons 1980
verso: [pencil] OVERSIZE FLAT FILE
verso: [pencil] X93:015
recto of mat: [pencil] 54
Measurements54.2 cm x 42.3 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 Keywords1980s
Subject and Association KeywordsRochester
Subject and Association KeywordsNew York
Subject and Association KeywordsBlue
Subject and Association KeywordsOrange
Subject and Association KeywordsLithograph
Subject and Association KeywordsSunlight
CollectionCollection of Visual Studies Workshop
Object TypeOffset Lithograph
Copyright LicenceAll rights reserved