Mie Morimoto "Single Plural"

Misako & Rosen

poster for Mie Morimoto "Single Plural"

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Artist Mie Morimoto, presently living and working in Tokyo, was born in 1974 in Okayama Prefecture and subsequently studied photography, receiving her BA in 1997 from Tokyo Zokei University. Morimoto has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions including "Dream Banquet - History of Menus and Contemporary Artists" at Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo (2008) and "VOCA '07" at Ueno Royal Museum of Art, Tokyo (2007). In 2007, Misako & Rosen presented a two-person exhibition with Morimoto and photographer and filmmaker Ayako Mogi. In the fall of 2009, Morimoto will take part in "Aoba Art" being held in Aoba Ward, Yokohama.

While Morimoto has gained reputation as a portraitist, her talent for creating subtle abstractions from representational imagery such as landscape and everyday objects is an important part of her practice. While Japanese photographers of the previous generation created works in which their very particular points of view were placed in the foreground, the strength of Morimoto's images lies in her ability to present a photographic representation from a relatively neutral viewpoint. For example, Morimoto's photographic series Slicer (2004), featured in her self-published photo book of the same name, features images from varied sites and of objects whose relationship is not immediately apparent but which gains meaning when viewed as a series through the abstract language of photographic presentation.

In this exhibition, Morimoto will exhibit a series of photographs entitled "Single Plural". Over the course of a number of years, Morimoto has photographed continuously a single subject - her family. This practice has little concern with private emotions or relationships, but rather reflects Morimoto's interest in the singular object called a family comprised of multiple parts - its members. Morimoto presents each image combined with apparently unrelated imagery captured at a different time and with different camera on a single sheet of photographic paper. Hand-printed, Morimoto's singular process results in the completion of a new photographic series.



From 2009-08-03 To 2009-09-13
Closed August 10th-17th

Opening Reception on 2009-08-03 from 18:00 to 22:00


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