Unfolding Lives in Tohoku by Hiroyo Kaneko and Asako Shimazaki

MAIN GALLERY: 04/12/12 – 05/04/12
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, APRIL 12TH, 6-8P

Japanese-born photographers Hiroyo Kaneko and Asako Shimazaki, both based in San Francisco for more than ten years, will present photographs taken in Tohoku. Kaneko started returning to her hometown, Aomori, the northernmost part of Tohoku, in 2007 for her project, “Picnics.” She has continued that series as well as started two additional projects; “Harvest” and “Snow Shoveling,” using a large format camera with color film. Shimazaki traveled through that area from the late 80s to the early 90s and photographed ruins, nature, traditional places and villages with black and white 35mm film.

The exhibition will coincide with the one-year anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami tragedy. These images of the same region from different times and approaches will share various perspectives of the artists’ lives and the local people’s lives, which may bring us a sense of hope, like a prayer for the victims.

CRAFTED AT RAYKO

SIDE GALLERY: 04/12/12 – 05/04/12
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, APRIL 12TH, 6-8P

JASON DUFFANY | RACHEL JABLO | ALLEN MCKINNEY

JOSH OLLEY | RON SAUNDERS | HIROSHI SUZUKI