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November 22nd, 2008 - January 10th, 2009
Opening: 
November 22nd, 2008 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
Huangshan Mountains,Anhui, China, Study 1, Michael KennaMichael Kenna,
Huangshan Mountains,Anhui, China, Study 1,
2008
© Courtesy of Michael Kenna and Craig Krull Gallery
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On November 22nd, Craig Krull Gallery will open its tenth solo exhibition of Michael Kenna's photographs. Recognized internationally for his intimate images of European gardens and solitary, snow-laden landscapes in Hokkaido, Kenna describes his own work as "the still moments between events." As Eva Forgas wrote in Art Issues, "the work often depicts the simultaneity of presence and absence." While the images usually include elements of civilization photographed in the misty light of dawn or dusk, people are never included because the artist believes they become too magnetic and suggest a more definitive relationship. As Kenna states, "I'm more attracted to artwork that has questions rather than answers, where space and even subject matter are more mysterious and elusive than specific." It is perhaps surprising then, that after all these years Mr. Kenna began photographing New York City. Those images, included in this exhibition, continue to be unpeopled and bring an almost eerily peaceful and poetic timelessness to an otherwise fast-paced environment.



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