- [ca. 1973] - 2010 (Creation)
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120 photographs: prints and transparencies
Name of creator
Suzy Lake (born Detroit, Michigan, 1947) is a visual artist and educator whose work uses photoconceptual, performance and video strategies to examine and critique ideals of the body, gender and identity. She immigrated to Montreal in 1968, following the 1967 Detroit riots, and became a founding member of the artist-run centre Véhicule. Lake’s career has been based in Toronto since the late 1970s. She has taught at the University of Guelph since 1988. Her work is in numerous major public collections including those of the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, Winnipeg Art Gallery and Montreal Museum of Fine Art.
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Scope and content
Series comprises analog and digital trial proofs of photographs by Suzy Lake, used by the artist to refine and correct aspects of hue, saturation and brightness.
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Further accruals expected
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Conditions governing access
Open. Access to Special Collections is by appointment only. Please contact the reference desk for more information.
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Copyright is held by the creator. It is the researcher’s responsibility to obtain permission to publish any part of the fonds/collection.
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Folder groupings in this series have been imposed by the archivist, primarily for purposes of safe storage. See file 13-14 in Series 1 for textual documentation of the proofing process for Peonies and the Lido.
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Originally prepared in 2011