Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Shigeyuki Kihara: Living Photographs

Because I spend so much time in the Modern Art Wing and I love to walk through the African and Oceanic Art galleries, I have passed this small exhibit on many occasion, always promising to return when I can fully focus my attention here. Well, Shigeyuki Kihara: Living Photographs ends February 1, so it's about time I get in gear and examine these pieces. Placed so appropriately between Oceanic and Modern Art, Kihara's photographs seamlessly bridge the gap between the primitive-looking wooden sculpture of Oceanic Art and the colorful, abstract subjects of Modern paintings.As part of the Black Sunday series, the first few have a kind of Pop Art quality, with the old photo surprisingly broken up by bold, flat color.

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