Masao Yamamoto: Box of Ku & Nakazora
Japanese photographer Masao Yamamoto (b. 1957) is known for his small silver gelatin prints that seek to individualize the photograph as a singular, precious object. His early series A Box of Ku and Nakazora are comprised of photographs meant to be handled and manipulated, with gold flecked surfaces and slight creases both evincing the life of the piece and making each iteration distinct from the next. Often described as "visual haikus," these photographs can be displayed as a collection of harmonious objects or stand alone as individually powerful objects, their subjects at once minimal and spare and suggestive of a surreal and transcendent tone.
Our exhibition includes an installation of new and classic work from A Box of Ku and Nakazora, as well as a selection of new work from Kawa=Flow, Yamamoto's ongoing project of larger prints exploring "the world where we are and the world where we go in the future."