“Los Jardines de México presents three related bodies of work, La Fosa Común, Akna and El Jardín de Juegos by Janelle Lynch. Images of overlooked or obscure urban and rural landscapes, they explore aspects of the life cycle—loss, death, regeneration—while simultaneously celebrating life and its intricate beauty.
La Fosa Común is a series of photographs made with an 8×10 camera in Mexico City’s common grave. The site is a burial place for the indigent and unidentified. Also made with an 8×10 camera, Akna is a series of portraits of tree stumps in a nature reserve that explores the theme of rebirth. “Akna,” in Mayan, means “mother” and is the goddess of birth and fertility. Made with a 4×5 camera, El Jardín de Juegos depicts the relics of a children’s recreation area, void of people and eclipsed by nature and neglect.”
The exhibition will be on view January 25 – April 14, 2013.
Artist’s Talk, Book Signing and Reception: March 29, 2013, 6:00-8:00 pm