Though Lohr does not limit herself to a particular style or genre, her body of work is characterized by a series of recurring motifs: electrical wiring, colourful drinks, details of automobiles, the texture and colours of objects faded and eroded by the sands of time. Language plays a key role in her work as well. Glimpsed through the vernacular of commercial signage, generic phrases lightheartedly and uncannily juxtaposed by their surroundings hint at a certain innate hope, longing, and isolation.
Tonight Lounge evokes a sense of history on a micro-scale, unearthing the enormity and grandeur of human existence through the minute and idiosyncratic. In this way, the series, and Lohr’s oeuvre tends toward a sort of anthropological lens of American life, as if viewed through the eyes of a foreigner, taking in the peculiar customs, rituals, of the inhabitants of the region. The series manages to unearth the cultural tendency toward preservation and retrospection; a region and culture trapped in its own history.
Cody is the managing editor and senior contributor at Glossi Mag.
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