Brooke Lydecker - Myths and Tales
March 2 - April 22, 2001 at OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art, Duesseldorf
The first body of work being presented to the public by the young Californian, Brooke Lydecker, is based on images which have been originally taken with a pin hole camera on Polaroid material. Then Lydecker has transferred the images to a small edition of large size Lambda prints. Hereby creating a quality which matches the original medium exactly. Lydecker's Myths & Tales narrates about dreams, fears, wishes and equally reflects on her own experience and surreal vision. Whatever they might tell us about the person Lydecker they include the one who watches. There are many that seem familiar, quite like a deja vu of ones own fantasy.
The play of colors in the photos and the composition are characterized by the fine nose, sensibility and fantasy of their creator.
They remind one of projections and visual quotations, how our brain loves to create when we are day dreaming or reminisce. On one hand they seem to be so close yet they are elusive and intangible. (First Solo exhibition of the Artist)