Dean Sameshima "Young Men At Play"

Taka Ishii Gallery

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Taka Ishii Gallery will exhibit Sameshima's series, "Young Men At Play," a set of 13 color photographic prints. Exhibited images were originally published in amateur magazines illegally distributed in America ca.1960's. The exhibition is modeled formally on these publications: images included in the original publications were likely themseleves "appropriated" from a variety of pre-existing sources, all exhibited images are printed in monochrome -in the fashion of the original, inexpensively produced one-color publications. In addition to exhibited works, Taka Ishii Gallery will co-publish and distribute (with Peres Projects, Los Angeles) a free-paper exhibition catalogue. The exhibition and catalogue distribution themselves constitute an outlaw act given exisitng censorship laws in Japan and the current conservative political climate in the United States. This recent body of work is motivated, in part, by the artist's will to assert and examine the continued existence of underground culture as one amongst multiple "gay cultures".

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From 2005-03-26 To 2005-04-23

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Dean Sameshima

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