Hiroyuki Takenouchi “Distance & Depth”
[Image: ©Hiroyuki Takenouchi, Courtesy of PGI]
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Takenouchi’s exhibitions to date include Liberty City (P.G.I.), Crow (P.G.I.), Things will get better over time (Gallery Trax), The Fourth Wall (PGI) and Distance and Depth (Studio Staff Only). Whether taking photos of cityscapes, trees and flowers in nature, daily life or dear friends, Takenouchi challenges society’s unspoken rules and strives to reveal the hidden nature of his subjects.
Confronting loneliness, alienation and oft-overlooked actions, his photography is an investigation into the nuances of diversity and identity.
Work began on what would become Distance and Depth after Takenouchi received a portrait request from a friend whose partner was moving far away. After meditating on what kind of album he’d make if it were his own lover, he settled on creating a self-contained world from photos of anything from landscapes all the way down to tiny, pebble-like details he’d taken over the years.
Originally planned for May, this exhibition has been delayed until Fall 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Coincidentally, we all experienced what it means to be ‘distant’ from others, physically and spiritually, when this outbreak occurred. We feel it even now, after the state of emergency has been officially lifted. The frustration of seeing someone or something on a screen but not being able to touch them is compounded by the fact that we’ve grown so used to the immediacy of the Information Age. This all-too-tangible form of isolation has given Takenouchi a fresh perspective on the project. The exhibition will feature approximately seventy archival pigment prints including new images created during the coronavirus lockdown.
from August 26, 2020 to October 10, 2020