Barrier, 1985-1986
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“The images are not from observations of nature, but are ’found images’ from old magazines, books, and photos. Thus they are already flattened and a step removed from nature. My work lies between intimacy and distance.”*

-Vija Celmins

 

*Vija Celmins, Vija Celmins ARTIST ROOMS Tate Britain Display, http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/display/vija-celmins, accessed 1 April 2014.

 

On loan: Art Gallery of Ontario, Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in MemoryMay 4 – August 5, 2019.