Michael Kenna: Hokkaido / New Work September 8 — October 28, 2006

Barren seascapes, abandoned fishing nets, fragmented piers, mysterious horizons, trees emerging from under snow drifts – these are just some of the images which dominate Michael Kenna’s work from Japan. The result of his newest effort can be seen in his second book on Japan, Hokkaido, published by Nazraeli [September 2006].

With more than twenty books published on his work, Michael Kenna shows no signs of slowing down in his endless pursuit of nature’s haunting beauty. Whether working in his native England, Easter Island in the South Pacific, the coastal towns of France or the islands in Japan, Kenna seeks places of solitude which speak volumes about humanity. His newest book, Hokkaido, continues his passion for Japan. As stated by Nazraeli "The Northern Japanese island of Hokkaido has abundant natural forests, clear lakes, and magnificent mountains. It is perhaps best known for its intense and brutal winters. Snow and ice make many parts of the island inaccessible and the local Sea of Okhotsk routinely freezes over. Kenna has been photographing throughout Hokkaido, in these extreme conditions, for the past several years."

"Michael Kenna: Hokkaido/New Work" brings together more than 40 pieces from Japan, as well as new work from China and India.

All images are available as 8 x 7 1/2" toned gelatin silver prints mounted and matted on 20 x 16" board made in an edition of 45. Pieces range in price from $2000 to $7500, depending on where they are in the edition.

Please call: (312) 266-2350 for prices of specific pieces.
Prices are print only unless otherwise indicated.

Michael Kenna
Balls in Water, Notsuke, Hokkaido, Japan, 2004
Michael Kenna
Bamboo Harbor Guides, Study 3, Kotan, Hokkaido, Japan, 2002
Michael Kenna
Cold Landscape, Sanai, Hokkaido, Japan, 2004
Michael Kenna
Field of Snow, Biei, Hokkaido, Japan, 2004
Michael Kenna
Flowers in Winter, Sanai, Hokkaido, Japan, 2004
Michael Kenna
Foggy Morning, Shikotsu Lake, Hokkaido, Japan, 2004

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Michael Kenna
Forest Edge, Hokuto, Hokkaido, Japan, 2004
Michael Kenna
Frosty Morning, Onuma Lake, Hokkaido, Japan, 2004
Michael Kenna
Frozen Sea of Okhotsk, Study 3, Tokoro, Japan, 2005
Michael Kenna
Frozen Sea Wall, Yubetsu, Hokkaido, Japan , 2005
Michael Kenna
Hillside Fence, Study 5, Teshikaga, Hokkaido, Japan, 2004
Michael Kenna
Hilltop Trees, Study 2, Teshikaga, Hokkaido, Japan, 2004
Michael Kenna
Hilltop Trees, Study 3, Teshikaga, Hokkaido, Japan, 2004
Michael Kenna
Ice Floe, Cape Hinode, Hokkaido, Japan, 2005
Michael Kenna
Jantar Mantar, Observatory, Study 2, Delhi, 2006
Michael Kenna
Kussharo Lake Tree, Study 3, Kotan, Hokkaido, Japan, 2005
Michael Kenna
Lijiang River, Study 4, Guilin, China, 2006
Michael Kenna
Lone Tree, Bibaushi, Hokkaido, Japan, 2004
Michael Kenna
Lowering Clouds, Ishikari, Hokkaido, Japan, 2004
Michael Kenna
Nadaro Cage, Rumoi, Hokkaido, Japan, 2004
Michael Kenna
Nandero Box, Nayoro, Hokkaido, Japan, 2004
Michael Kenna
Nine Trees, Higashikawa, Hokkaido, Japan, 2004
Michael Kenna
Palace of Winds, Jaipur, India, 2006
Michael Kenna
Quiet Snow, Biei, Hokkaido, Japan, 2004
Michael Kenna
Rakans, Unpenji, Kagawa, Shikoku, Japan, 2003
Michael Kenna
Rickety Pier, Saroma Lake, Hokkaido, Japan, 2005
Michael Kenna
Shelter, Soya Kyuryo, Hokkaido, Japan, 2004
Michael Kenna
Six Silos, Shirogane, Hokkaido, Japan, 2004
Michael Kenna
Sixty Trees, Nakafurano, Hokkaido, Japan, 2004
Michael Kenna
Snow Tree, Woljeongsa Temple, Gangwando, South Korea, 2005
Michael Kenna
Snowdrift, Lake Nukabira, Hokkaido, Japan, 2004
Michael Kenna
Stark Outlook, Kucharo Lake, Hokkaido, Japan, 2004
Michael Kenna
Sun Flowers, Sanai, Hokkaido, Japan, 2004
Michael Kenna
Three Ladders, Sampo Beach, Gangwondo, South Korea, 2006
Michael Kenna
Topiary and Column, Northamptonshire, England, 2005
Michael Kenna
Twenty Four Trees, Abashiri, Hokkaido, Japan, 2005
Michael Kenna
Twenty One Fence Posts, Shirogane, Hokkaido, Japan, 2004
Michael Kenna
White Copse, Study 2, Wakkanai, Hokkaido, Japan, 2004
Michael Kenna
White Pier, Onuma Lake, Hokkaido, 2004
Michael Kenna
Winter Feed Storage, Oumu, Hokkaido, Japan, 2004
Michael Kenna
Winter Seascape, Wakkanai, Hokkaido, Japan, 2004
Michael Kenna
Winter Sun, Kami Oumu, Hokkaido, Japan, 2004