Philosopher's Tree by Michael Kenna
A solo exhibition curated by Blue Lotus Gallery
EXHIBITION DURATION 15 June to 01 July 2018
OPENING RECEPTION 15 June: 6 - 9pm
ARTIST Q+A and 22 June 2018: 6-8pm
BOOK SIGNING 22 June 2018: 6-8pm
VENUE: Usagi, 10 Shin Hing St, Central, Hong Kong
OPENING HOURS: Monday - Sunday 11am - 7pm
Michael Kenna is one of today’s most important and influential black & white landscape photographers.
This exhibition, curated by Blue Lotus Gallery, focuses on a subject most dear to Kenna: trees.
Good trees grow slowly, and those with strong resilience situated in good conditions can live for thousands of years. Slowness is a philosophy that carries through all that Michael Kenna does. For forty five years he has worked with film and still prefers it over digital. The journey to the right spot can take days and exposures can take hours. He develops each of prints in his own darkroom.
Each tree has its own story to tell. The viewing pleasure of Kenna’s work is likewise connected to a change of pace, close focusing, and a meditation of sorts. One cannot help but wonder, if these trees could talk, what would they tell us?
Limited edition prints and books will be available during the exhibition.