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Michael Kenna

  • G. Gibson Gallery 300 South Washington Street Seattle, WA, 98104 United States (map)

Forms of Japan - photographs from Japan

The photographs in this exhibition were selected from Michael’s extensive body of work crafted in Japan. His mysterious photographs, often made at dawn or in the dark hours of night, concentrate primarily on the interaction between the ephemeral atmospheric conditions of the natural landscape, and human-made structures and sculptural mass. Kenna is a diurnal and nocturnal photographer, fascinated by times of day when light is at its most pliant. With night time exposures of up to ten hours, his photographs often record details that the human eye is not able to perceive.

The prints on our walls are also reproduced in Michael’s latest publication, Forms of Japan, Prestel Publishing, October 2015. The monograph is broken up into 5 sections – Sea, Land, Trees, Spirit, Sky – and is a retrospective of the almost 30 year Kenna has been photographing in Japan.

Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 5pm


Later Event: October 16