DATE: May 15, 2011
Through May 28, 2011
From the series
Gelatin Silver Print
© Yuki Onodera,
Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
Onodera's debut exhibition in the US with Milo Gallery features two
series by the internationally recognized Japanese artist. Transvest and
The Eleventh are quite different but share common threads.
In Transvest we see identifiable human silhouettes at a distance- a
flamenco dancer, a cowboy, a boxer; as we approach we fid the figure's
form to be filled or made of cut-out shapes of architectural and natural
forms. The final image is the result of careful manipulation, physical
and digital collage and re-printing.
The Eleventh Finger features spontaneous street shots taken at haste
without the use of the viewfinder. The result is a soft-focus or
blurred image over which a fragment of lattice-cut paper covers the
faces of the figures in a photograph/photogram print.
The handling of the work- the construction, deconstruction, and
reconstruction employed in both series pushes us to consider themes of
identity and anonymity, public vs private, the individual and the sense
of a greater whole.
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Yossi Milo Gallery