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Tee Corinne Exhibition/Celebration

Laurie says:

I’m thrilled that there is a Tee Corinne Exhibition/Celebration at the University of Oregon Libraries in Eugene. As readers know, Tee was along time close friend with whom I worked closely on her exhibition and art in the months before she died. I miss her a lot.

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WomanLove: The Life, Art, and Legacy of Tee Corinne is from September 29 through December 31 in Knight Library. The exhibition includes both photographs and writings. All works are from Special Collections and University Archives. There will be a short symposium about Tee’s life and work (and about lesbian culture and representation) on Monday December 8 and Tuesday December 9.

On December 8 at 7pm, there will be a keynote address by Tirza Latimer. She’s a distinguished queer scholar, a professor of art history at the California College of the Arts and a dear friend of Tee’s. On Tuesday, December 9 in the morning there will be a panel discussion with Tirza, University faculty and graduate students and others on the topic of lesbian culture and representation. Following the discussion, there will be a slide show of Ruth Mountaingrove’s photographs, which are also housed in Special Collections and University Archives.

The exhibit and symposium events are sponsored by the UO Libraries, the Center for the Study of Women in Society, and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at UO. They are curated by Linda Long (, Manuscripts Librarian, who worked with Tee very closely for years on the acquisition of all her work by the library.

All these events are open to the public.  This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Tee Corinne’s life and art, and a fabulous reason to have a party in her honor!

I know she would have been profoundly happy about the exhibition and symposium at the home of her collected works.

7 Responses to “Tee Corinne Exhibition/Celebration”

  1. stefanie says:

    Thanks so much for posting about this! i recently moved to portland, or, in large part to research Tee Corinne’s papers and photographs at UO for my dissertation on contemporary lesbian visual representation (also to facilitate my partner’s MSW at PSU). I am so excited about the lecture and symposium, and I am now off to try to reserve a hotel room for the Dec. 8!

  2. integgy says:

    Thanks for the heads-up! I go to OSU, but it’s only a short dash to Eugene from Corvallis, and I’d love to see the exhibit, and attend the symposium. Luckily, I know someone else, who would probably also enjoy it, and be able to drive my carless self down there, heh.

  3. laurie toby edison says:

    Glad you can both go.

  4. PatB says:

    Awesome image. This looks like the actual negative, do you know how the effect was produced?

  5. Laurie says:


    You’re correct about the sense of a negative.

    To quote Wikikpedia:

    “Solarisation is a phenomenon in photography in which the image recorded on a negative or on a photographic print is wholly or partially reversed in tone. Dark areas appear light or light areas appear dark.” More info at

    Tee liked it because she felt that it created levels of subtlety in her work.

  6. PatB says:

    Thank you Laurie for the detailed explanation.

    I’m now completely digital but I’m sure there must be similar effects in Photoshop :-)

  7. Laurie says:


    I talked to a friend who is a photo digital expert. He said that he’s sure it’s doable but it’s not simple.

    Good luck!

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