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Archived Exhibitions:






The Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery
Located: Hepburn Hall - Room 323

Out of Ordinary/Extraordinary:
Japanese Contemporary Photograrphy


October 11- November 16, 2007
On display in both the Lemmerman Gallery and Visual Arts Gallery.

Reception: Oct. 22 (Mon): 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Artist Talk by Tomoko Sawada: Oct. 22 (Mon): 6:30 p.m.
(Talk will be held at the auditorium in the Visual Arts Building on Culver Ave.)

Click here to read the Art Review by Ben Genocchio



This exhibition of works by eleven young photographers-most of whom are unknown to North American audiences-challenges conventional Western assumptions about Japanese aesthetics and culture. Pregnant men posing in a fertility clinic; strangers photographed from outside the windows of their homes; a young woman dressed up in the various costumes of Tokyo teenagers, exploring consumer-oriented notions of "youth": these are but a few of the puzzling and provocative images presented. Michiko Kasahara, chief curator at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, has chosen artists whose photographic vision probes the many layers of social and moral anxiety that underlie a surface of prosperity and well-being.

Artists whose works are presented in the exhibition are: Miyako Ishiuchi, Hiroko Okada, Yuki Onodera, Tomoko Sawada, Sugiura Kunie, Ryudai Takano, Yo Mi Chin, Shunsaku Hishikari, Shizuka Yokomizo, Keizo Motoda, and Tomoko Yoneda.

This exhibition was curated by Michiko Kasahara at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and organized by the Japan Foundation, Tokyo. The presentation in Jersey City is co-organized by the New Jersey City University and the Japan Foundation, New York.

One of the artists in this exhibition, Kunie Sugiura is also participating in the exhbition, Making a Home: Japanese Artists in New York at Japan Society and the solo exhibition at Leslie Tonkonow Works + Projects.

Tomoko Sawada and Hiroko Okada are part of the Global Feminisms exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum.

Tomoko Sawada, From the series Cover, 2002.

Tomoko Sawada, From the series Cover, 2002

Some Example Photos from Exhibit:

CREDITS:
Clockwise from top left: Miyako Ishiuchi, "Mother's" #33," Hiroko Okada, "Future Plan #2," Ryudai Takano, "Showing the bottom with sky blue jeans" from the series "In My Room," Kunie Sugiura," Yayoi Kusama A p" from the series "The Artist Papers," and Tomoko Sawada, from the series "OMIAI"

Miyako Ishiuchi, "Mother's" #33'   Hiroko Okada, "Future Plan #2"
     
Tomoko Sawada, from the series "OMIAI"   Ryudai Takano, "Showing the bottom with sky blue jeans" from the series "In My Room"
Kunie Sugiura, "Yayoi Kusama A p" from the series "The Artist Papers"





The Visual Arts Gallery
Located: 100 Culver Ave.

Out of Ordinary/Extraordinary:
Japanese Contemporary Photograrphy
 
See above. This exhibition is appearing in both the Visual Arts Gallery as well as the Lemmerman Gallery from October 11 to November 16, 2007.




Outdoor Sculpture Garden
Located: 100 Culver Ave.   (Near the NJCU Athletic & Fitness Center)

14 Sculptors   (Rockaway Artists Alliance Members)

On display through July '08.

For more information visit http://www.14Sculptors.com/

 


Gallery hours (for both galleries):
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. *

* For other days and times, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

For further information, contact Midori Yoshimoto, Gallery Director at 201-200-2197.





















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