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‘Philosopher’s Tree’ by Michael Kenna

Exhibition details

Opening / Event Date:
15 June, 2018
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closing / End Date:
1 July, 2018
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Website:
https://bluelotus-gallery.com/new-events/philosophers%20tree

Philosopher’s Tree 哲學家的樹 | Michael Kenna

Exhibition Dates: 15 June – 01 July 2018

Opening Cocktail: 15 June: 6 – 9pm

Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 11am – 7pm 

Venue : Usagi

110 Shin Hing St, Central, Hong Kong

Enquiry : [email protected] | www.bluelotus-gallery.com

 

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:

Michael Kenna is one of today’s most important and influential black & white landscape photographers. This exhibition, curated by Blue Lotus Gallery, focuses on a subject most dear to Kenna: trees. Slowness is a philosophy that carries through all that Michael Kenna does. For forty five years he has worked with film and still prefers it to digital. Sometimes his exposure times last many hours. He makes all his own prints in his own darkroom. Good trees grow slowly, and those with strong resilience situated in good conditions can live for thousands of years. Each tree has its own story to tell. The viewing pleasure of Kenna’s work is likewise connected to a change of pace, close focusing, and a meditation of sorts. Philosopher’s Tree is the story of an artist’s childhood friendship with trees that has culminated in works that demonstrate the beauty of simplicity. One cannot help but wonder, if these trees could talk, what would they tell us?

 

“The trees were our safe zones, where we were hidden from the world. Occasionally, I would visit my tree alone and spend hours amongst the leaves in flights of fanciful imagination. The tree would then be the centre of my universe, as well as my best friend.”

Michael Kenna

 

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