TWO WOMEN ARTISTS DIVIDED BY TIME AND GEOGRAPHY, UNITED BY THEIR LOVE OF THE DESERT. Lydia Bauman is an Artist and art historian who travelled to New Mexico to find the iconic landscapes made famous by the legendary American modernist Georgia O’Keeffe, with a view to reinterpreting them in her own unique mixed media technique - a kind of art historical dialogue between two women artists about the nature of seeing and interpretation.
The exhibition includes mixed media paintings on panel, canvas and paper, re-interpreting familiar motifs from the country Georgia O’keeffe called her “backyard “, such as the Mesa Pedernal, the White Place and the Rio Chama.
As a prelude and background to this body of work, the anthropologist and photographer Karl E Dudman (Bauman’s son), who accompanied the artist on this venture, will be showing stunning photographs of New Mexico.
The project and the exhibition were successfully funded by the artist on Kickstarter.
Lydia Bauman is a Polish born, London based artist and art historian (Courtauld Institute of Art) who is one of the 27 educators recently dismissed from the National Gallery. Her landscape paintings are in collections such as Deutsche Bank, United Airlines, Warner Bros, Linklaters and the Dorchester.