Reynolds Gallery presents, "5 Contemporary Japanese Photographers"
Event Type: Galleries
Date: Monday, October 1, 2012
- Thursday, October 25, 2012
Richard Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific, Jeannette Powell Art Center, 1071 W. Mendocino Ave., Stockton
The Richard Reynolds Gallery, announces its October exhibition, a selection of 50 photographs made by five of Japan’s most influential contemporary photographers: Tetsuya Noda, Toshio Shibata, Masao Yamamoto, Tokihiro Sato and Nobuhiro Fukui.
This exhibition runs October 1 - 25, with a public reception for the Artists, Thursday October 18, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Gallery hours for this exhibition are: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am - 4:30 p.m., Saturday, 1:00 pm - 4:30 p.m.
The artworks on display demonstrate a wide range and mastery of photography characteristic of contemporary artists. The delicate and subtle tonality within the prints by Masao Yamamoto, the “diaristic” creations by Tetsuya Noda, and the “directorial” and strange occurrences of light created by Tokihiro Sato’s light box prints are poetic, humorous and mysterious in their execution and presentation.
The photographs of Toshio Shibata and Nobuhiro Fukui remarkably combine the finer points of documentary content and pictorial formalism. Shibata applies his facility with black and white and color photography as he explores the re-engineered landscape. Fukui, brings light to the night with his color photographs mounted between layers of acrylic plexiglass; the affect is bold and unconventional.
The exhibition was co-curated by University of the Pacific Professors Robert Coburn, Conservatory of Music and Daniel Kasser, Department of Visual Arts. This exhibition grew out of Professor Coburn’s 2011-12 Fulbright Residency in Tokyo.
Admission is free