Press Release

For Paris Photo 2018, Steven Kasher Gallery presents a solo presentation of pioneering feminist artist Joan Lyons. Lyons (American, b. 1937) is one of the great unsung artists of her generation. Our booth presents seven of Lyons’ earliest photographic projects along with a selection of rare artists’ books. Our presentation is the first solo exhibition of Lyons’ work since 2013.


Lyons’ groundbreaking work freely combines feminist theory and personal experience. Over the past six decades, Lyons has employed a variety of difficult and obscure image-making processes. Her work spans a broad range of media including archaic photographic processes, pinhole photography, offset lithography, Xerography, screen-printing, and photo-quilt making. In the 1960s and 1970s, Lyons was one of the earliest artists to adopt xerography as an artistic practice and was recognized as an innovator in the use of Haloid Xerox drawing as an image making process. In a 1982 artist statement Lyons said “I work with what is available, a variety of optical devices. I work through complexity, to something simple and direct. This distillation process becomes more evident as time goes on. I work at those things that are evident; how I see, not conventions of seeing.”


Paris Photo 2018


Steven Kasher Gallery - Booth D15



November 8 – 10th, from 12:00pm to 8:00pm

November 11th, from 12:00pm – 7:00pm



Grand Palais

Avenue Winston Churchill

75008 Paris