More Works By Yvonne Lammerich Paper Collage 1979
28.5 × 39 in 72.39 × 99.06 cm
30.5 × 41 in 77.47 × 104.14 cm

About Interconnections

This bold contemporary composition by Yvonne Lammerich is an intriguing exploration of colour and form. Origami-like folded shapes inter-connected by fine lines dance across this collage on paper rendered in a vibrant colour palette of jet black, orange, red, blue, turquoise, purple and yellow. Inspired by her own life experiences the Canadian artist began a series of works that wrestled with questions of shape and identity.

“By running my fingers along the boundary of the shape, wherever it changed direction I called that a significant point. I connected these significant points and came up with an internal structure. The resulting shapes were identified with different colours.” Yvonne Lammerich

“Her early work defined new terms for pictorial space within painting practice no longer centred on the primacy of vision. Rather, her pictorial space emanates from the body complex as multivalent emotive states linked by their common centre. She identifies this with the notion of the fold or folding as an unremitting flow of transparency and reflections of image into text and back again." André Daigle, curator of the Biennale.

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.