Day-Night, Olive

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

About Day-Night, Olive

The bold graphic imagery of this large diptych composition was created by Yvonne Lammerich. The Canadian artist has earned an international reputation for her contemporary artwork—this piece was one of a series shown at the Maison des Congrés in Paris. Using old French wallpaper and gouache, Lammerich composed two adjoining images—a collage of lines, rectangles, squares, and triangles in a rich palette of olive, golden yellow, green, terracotta, white and black.

“In the DAY / NIGHT works, I wanted to play with similarity and difference, mirroring and colour.” 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.