Exhibitions at Taka Ishii Gallery
photo-painting and photo collage, 1976-1981
The Gotoh Cultural Award Homecoming Commemorative Exhibition
Taka Ishii Gallery is pleased to announce our forthcoming solo exhibition with Naoya Hatakeyama, “Tracing Lines / Yamate-Dori”. The series of works presented in this exhibition are comprised of photographs taken by Hatakeyama between 2008 and 2010 of Yamate-Dori, which spans 10km North to South through Tokyo from Ohashi intersection to Kumano-cho intersection.
Hatakeyama referrers to the same title, ‘Tracing Lines' within his text for the catalogue published in conjunctio… more
Taka Ishii Gallery is pleased to announce our second solo exhibition with New York based artist Slater Bradley. Born and educated in California (University of California at Los Angeles), Bradley has exhibited extensively internationally; a selection of the artist's solo museum exhibitions includes the Frans Hals Museum, the Netherlands, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St Louis, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and the Center… more
Taka Ishii Gallery is pleased to announce our forthcoming solo exhibition with Nobuyoshi Araki, "67 Shooting Back"; this marks Araki's 11TH exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition will consist of a series of new color and B&W photographic works.
"Araki 67 years old, a counterattack of 6 x 7 cameras and film photographs
against digital photography.
A counterattack of a girl with muscular dystrophy, against ordinary girls.
A counterattack of an ugly girl against a beautiful girl like an a… more
Taka Ishii Gallery is pleased to announce the gallery debut solo exhibition of Los Angeles based artist Dean Sameshima. Sameshima's work has been featured in museum exhibitions including "Log Cabin," Artists Space, New York (2005), "Will Boys Be Boys?" a travelling exhibition organized by Whitney Museum of Art curator Shamim Momim (2004/2005) and "LA on My Mind : Recent Acquisitions," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2002). An artist's monograph, "Dean Sameshima," was published in Japan … more
Taka Ishii Gallery is pleased to announce the debut gallery exhibition of artist Tomoki Imai. Imai has participated in exhibitions including Void, Yokohama Portside Gallery, 2003, and Blackout, organized by the Japan Foundation and traveling to Tokyo, Paris and Rome, 2002-2003. The artist's monograph, In the middle of the day, was published by Seigensya Art Publishing in 2001.
Two points serve as the basis for this exhibition: seeing and sensitivity. Although the exhibited photographs were shot… more
The etymology of “atmosphere” is the ancient Greek words for vapor (atmos) and sphere (sphaira). Once I learned this, the air that filled Camargue and the steam from the steel factory seemed to fuse into one before my eyes. It no longer felt strange to see signs of humanity in the sky and the land, nor to sense Nature in the cloud of steam from the factory. And I began to feel that it would no longer be possible to draw a clear line at the border between nature and the artificial.
-Naoya Hat… more
100 pictures documenting a career of 40 years
It's definitely not easy to grasp the entire picture of Araki Nobuyoshi's uninterrupted photographic activities of 40 years at once. Portraits ranging from the children in his first book, "Sacchin," and celebrities such as his late wife Yoko, to the common man on the street; also, the sky and city scenes, nudes and bondage, flowers... Celebrating the publication of Araki's new photo collection with the same title, this exhibition presents a compact … more