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Artist news, Rinko Kawauchi exhibition "The River Embraced Me" in Japan

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Rinok Kawauchi's The River Embraced Me is currently on exhibit from 23 January through 27 March 2016 at The Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto in Japan.

Untitled "The River Embraced Me" series from 2015 © Rinko Kawauchi

Untitled "The River Embraced Me" series from 2015 © Rinko Kawauchi

"Her exhibition, The River Embraced Me, unifies the stories of people’s memories with works of photography — featuring her brand new works shot across forty different locations, all inspired by memories of the people of Kumamoto. By capturing the backdrops of these recollections, the experience brings life to memory within the photographer, and as such allows the viewer to feel the budding of memories of their own." -Torch Press

The new series, The River Embraced Me as well as previous bodies of work, Cui Cui, Illuminance and Ametsuchi, will be on exhibit as a homecoming display of Rinko Kawauchi's work retrospectively.

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Buy the book The River Embraced Me via Torch Press HERE.

Source: http://www.camk.or.jp/event/exhibition/kaw...

PASSING THROUGH on exhibit

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Featuring works by twenty artists from our gallery roster, Passing Through pays homage to the transience of all things and the power of the photographer to immortalize experience with the click of the camera shutter. The exhibition celebrates the essential magic of the medium, which allows us to give pause in a world of rushing and inescapable impermanence.  Together, the disparate photographs and imagery of Passing Through form a journey with its own unique pace, one that mirrors the ebbs and flows of life’s seasons from the youthful rush of possibility through the expectations and trials of middle age and beyond. It is a trip by car across the American landscape, a bicycle excursion through the city, a waltz across a romantically lit room, the shifting sky-scape with ever-changing clouds, an unexpected and devastating automobile crash. The physical world traversed and inhabited by the artists in the exhibition echoes the topography of our internal worlds in that both are subject to the great equalizer of time over which we can never exert power.  To hold onto what invariably slips past, and give undeniable presence to a subject even as it begins to fade, is the photographer’s attempt to counter the fundamental dissolution of existence, out of which the most profound beauty, loss and aspirations materialize.

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