A significant area of Lynda Gammon’s artistic production over the past several decades has dealt with the subject of space/place, which she has explored through installation works employing sculptural and photographic elements. Ideas of architecture, space, shelter, and inhabitation are considered through the disciplines of sculpture, performance, assemblage, photography and collage. Her work is positioned between the flat illusionistic space of photography and the volumetric physical space of sculpture. She is interested in the differences and connections that occur when represented space (i.e., the photograph) and presented space (i.e. the sculpture) meet.
Gammon, studied at The University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, [B.A.] and York University [M.F.A. 1983]. She is an Associate Professor Emeritus in the Visual Arts Department at the University of Victoria. In 2004 Gammon established flask which is dedicated to the production and publication of books by artists and writers. She has been the recipient of BC Arts Council and Canada Council grants and is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. She is currently a Board member of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and Open Space. For Open Space she has curated Work’PLACE‘ (2014), co-curated Realities Follies (2015) and the absence of the origin of its likeness (2016).
Selected Professional & Creative Achievements
Her work has been exhibited at institutions including The Nickle Art Museum [Calgary], The Contemporary Art Gallery [Vancouver], Mercer Union Gallery [Toronto], Plug-In Gallery [Winnipeg], Presentation House Gallery [Vancouver], Vancouver Art Gallery, McMaster Museum [Hamilton], Simon Fraser Gallery [Burnaby], Gallery 44 [Toronto], Gallery 101 [Ottawa], The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, The Galerie Jorge Alyskewycz [Paris], The Westergasfabreik, [Amsterdam], Salle de Bains [Rotterdam], Stride Gallery [Calgary], Platform centre for photographic + digital arts [Winnipeg], Vu, centre de diffusion et de production de la photographie [Quebec City], Oakville Galleries [Oakville ON]; The Southern Alberta Art Gallery [Lethbridge], The Legacy Gallery [Victoria], The Slide Room Gallery [Victoria], and the Equinox Gallery [Vancouver].