Venice and Emilia-Romagna
Craig Krull Gallery is pleased to announce its eleventh solo exhibition of Michael Kenna’s photographs. Recognized internationally for his atmospheric pictures of stillness and solitude, Kenna does not include people in his photographs because “they become too magnetic and suggest a more definitive relationship… I’m more attracted to artwork where space, and even subject matter are more mysterious and elusive than specific.” He also prefers making his photographs with long exposures in the early morning hours or in the evening and night. According to curator Peter Bunnell, this brings the work “even further into the realm of imagined time,” or as the artist describes it, a place where “time equalizes itself.” Kenna has consistently photographed at the intersection of nature and enduring creations of civilization, such as the gardens of André Le Nôtre, the monolithic heads of Easter Island, and the monastery of Mont Saint Michel. In his most recent body of work, he interprets another timeless meeting of the elements and history in Venice, Italy. In addition to the Venice work, Craig Krull Gallery will also feature photographs Kenna made of the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, which are also currently on view at the Palazzo Magnani in Reggio Emilia.