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Arcana Books Hosts Photographer Mona Kuhn
December 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
On Saturday, December 8th from 4 to 6 pm, please join Arcana: Books on the Arts for a book signing, discussion, refreshments and festive Holiday shopping with Mona Kuhn and Deanna Templeton, presented in collaboration with Photographic Arts Council – Los Angeles.
Born in Brazil, photographer Mona Kuhn currently resides in Los Angeles. Through intimacy with her subjects, knowledge of traditional iconography, and technical mastery, Kuhn portrays the complexities of human nature, both tempting and provoking our imagination. Newly published by Stanley / Barker in the UK, Bushes & Succulents is Mona Kuhn’s celebration of the female essence – confident, raw and elegant, yet confrontational and unapologetic.
Reminiscent of Georgia O’Keeffe’s floral paintings, your eyes wander around the graceful lines, not knowing exactly what you are looking at. Kuhn’s use of the solarization process reveals human imperfections in the metallic brilliance of the skin, and brings to the surface a woman’s struggles, strengths, and power. The photographer states: “The frame reminded me of early childhood, at age eight or so, when I would jump in the shower with my mother. It resonates an adoration and child-like curiosity for what it is to be a woman. My intention is not to objectify the body, but to celebrate the female body and its essence.”