Michael Kenna: New Work July 8 — September 2, 2016

MICHAEL KENNA RETURNS TO CATHERINE EDELMAN GALLERY FOR HIS 19th SHOW

 

Michael Kenna returns to the Catherine Edelman Gallery in his 19th solo exhibition featuring work from his recent book on Japan, as well as work from Europe and Asia. The exhibition opens July 8 and runs through September 2, 2016.

There will be an opening reception on Friday, July 8, from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. The artist will be in attendance signing copies of his new book, Forms of Japan.

For more than forty years, Michael Kenna has traveled the world, sharing his vision through small black and white gelatin silver photographs. With more than fifty books published on his work, he is undoubtedly one of the most exhibited and collected photographers working today. Whether working along the shores and temples of Japan, among the villages in Italy, the vineyards in France, or the mountains in China, Kenna seeks places of silence where the viewer can stop, breathe and appreciate the haunting beauty found in nature. His pictures are quiet and intimate, taken in places that are both remote and familiar. He hikes mountains, travels across frozen lakes, battles tourist buses… constantly searching for a particular moment or view.

Throughout the years he has photographed bridges, lakes, temples, seacoasts, cityscapes, gardens, boat ramps, rice paddies, seaweed farms, -- the list is endless. Through his lens, we witness the effects of weather and time. This can be seen in a single tree hovering over Kussharo Lake, photographed from 2002 – 2013, its bare branches sagging from the strength of storms and heat; and in a majestic tree standing defiant in the waters of Biwa Lake, Honshu, photographed in 2002/03 and again in 2012.  With a signature style all his own, Michael Kenna has achieved international recognition for his photography which has been exhibited worldwide and is included in the permanent collections of most major museums.

His new book, Forms of Japan (Prestel Publishing, 2015), features 240 photographs taken over a thirty year time period. The book is organized into five chapters  -- Sea, Land, Trees, Spirit and Sky -- taken in Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Okinawa, and Shikoku, representing the five corners of Japan. While many of the images in the book may be familiar to avid Kenna fans, this is the first time all of his work from Japan has been compiled into a comprehensive book, showcasing a country that Michael Kenna treasures. Later in July, Michael Kenna will travel back to Japan to be awarded the 2016 Higashikawa Special Photographer Award for his work on Hokkaido. 

All images are available as 8 x 7½" toned gelatin silver prints mounted and matted on 20 x 16" board made in an edition of 45. New work is available as 8 x 7½" toned gelatin silver prints mounted and matted on 20 x 16" board made in an edition of 25 and 16 x 20" in an edition of 4. Pieces range in price from $2500 to $16,000, 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: New Work
Install Image 1, 2016

Michael Kenna: New Work
Install Image 2, 2016

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Michael Kenna: New Work
Install Image 3, 2016

Michael Kenna
Amidha Buddha, Kotoku-in, Kamakura, Honshu, Japan, 2007
Michael Kenna
Biwa Lake Tree, Study 3, Omi, Honshu, Japan, 2003
Michael Kenna
Biwa Lake Tree, Study 4, Omi, Honshu, Japan, 2003
Michael Kenna
Biwa Lake Tree, Study 5, Omi, Honshu, Japan, 2012
Michael Kenna
Candle Offerings, Yakuriji, Kagawa, Shikoku, Japan, 2003
Michael Kenna
Castle and Sky, Rocca Calascio, Abruzzo, Italy, 2016
Michael Kenna
Château Lafite, Study 18, Bordeaux, France, 2012
Michael Kenna
Cristo Redentor, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2008
Michael Kenna
Erhai Lake, Study 1, Dali, Yunnan, China, 2013
Michael Kenna
Expansive Horizon, Muroran, Hokkaido, Japan, 2002
Michael Kenna
Full Moon, Cape Muroto, Shikoku, Japan, 2003
Michael Kenna
Hilltop Trees, Study 4, Teshikaga, Hokkaido, Japan, 2016
Michael Kenna
Kokdua Tree and Exposed Roots, Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos, 2015
Michael Kenna
Kussharo Lake, Study 1, Hokkaido, Japan, 2003
Michael Kenna
Kussharo Lake, Study 10, Hokkaido, Japan, 2014
Michael Kenna
Kussharo Lake, Study 11, Hokkaido, Japan, 2016
Michael Kenna
Kussharo Lake, Study 3, Hokkaido, Japan, 2002
Michael Kenna
Kussharo Lake, Study 5, Hokkaido, Japan, 2002
Michael Kenna
Kussharo Lake, Study 6, Hokkaido, Japan, 2004
Michael Kenna
Kussharo Lake, Study 7, Hokkaido, Japan, 2009
Michael Kenna
Kussharo Lake, Study 8, Hokkaido, Japan, 2009
Michael Kenna
Kussharo Lake, Study 9, Hokkaido, Japan, 2014
Michael Kenna
October Clouds, Kagawa, Shikoku, Japan, 2003
Michael Kenna
Phachao Mountain from Phu Phieng Fa, Kasi, Laos, 2015
Michael Kenna
Poplar Trees, Fucino, Abruzzo, Italy, 2016
Michael Kenna
Seventeen Arch Bridge, Study 2, Summer Palace, Beijing, China, 2007
Michael Kenna
Snow Fence, Shosanbetsu, Hokkaido, Japan, 2004
Michael Kenna
Solar Eclipse, Tokyo, Honshu, Japan, 2012
Michael Kenna
Taushubetsu Bridge, Nukabira, Hokkaido, Japan, 2008
Michael Kenna
The Rouge, Study 112, Dearborn, Michigan, USA, 1994
Michael Kenna
The Rouge, Study 126, Dearborn, Michigan, USA, 1994
Michael Kenna
The Rouge, Study 14, Dearborn, Michigan, USA, 1993
Michael Kenna
Thirty Eight Sticks, Nagahana, Honshu, Japan, 2002
Michael Kenna
Thirty One Snow Fences, Bihoro, Hokkaido, Japan, 2016
Michael Kenna
Three Targets, Shexian, Anhui, China, 2007
Michael Kenna
Tree and Gran Sasso, Castilenti, Abruzzo, Italy, 2015
Michael Kenna
Trente-Quatre Roses, Chez Martine, Paris, France, 2009