Robert Klein Gallery
38 Newbury Street
Through August 18
Hokkaido is known for its harsh winters and captivating natural landscape. It remains the least developed island of Japan, making in an attractive choice for landscape photography. It is no wonder then that Michael Kenna chose Hokkaido as the subject for his latest exhibition. Kenna is internationally recognized for his ability to produce stunning portraits of windows into our environment. He has been featured in several museums and galleries around the world, including the Art Institute of Chicago, The Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.
"In "Hokkaido," Kenna creates gentle and polished photographs, leaving the viewer with the understanding of a wealth of context. Each piece has a level of detail that warrants pursuit. Under scrutiny, the work sheds its passive demeanor and takes a vibrant hold on the imagination. It feels as though other worlds have opened to landscapes that form a new intimacy within visual experience.