Day-Night, Knossos

More Works By Yvonne Lammerich Gouache, Paper Collage, on Board 1983
35 × 59 in 88.9 × 149.86 cm

About Day-Night, Knossos

Canada’s Yvonne Lammerich created this intriguing graphic composition using paint and paper collage. It’s one of a series of diptychs that first appeared at a show in Paris while Lammerich was living in France. Two mirror images of squares, rectangles, triangles and circles are rendered in a bright colour palette of golden yellow, black, red, white, blue and mulberry. Here the artist is exploring the idea of similarity and difference expressed in form and colour.

“Living in France at this time I found a book of old French wallpaper and other local materials that contributed to the making of these works.” Yvonne Lammerich

"Lammerich has always been interested in patterns, but patterns understood through the sieve of a colour-sensibility and syntax that conserves its freshness, its originality and its dynamism." James Campbell, Galerie Clara Maria Sels, Düsseldorf

Yvonne Lammerich was born in Germany in 1946. She emigrated with her family to Canada in 1959. Lammerich attended the Ontario College of Art and also received a master’s in art history from Concordia University in Quebec. She furthered her studies and acquired a Ph.D. from the Université du Québec à Montréal. While pursuing her own art, she also taught at York University, OCAD University, the University of Lethbridge, and Zayed University in Dubai. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally including at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and is held in numerous private and public collections.