Hiroh Kikai: Persona

5.14 – 7.2
Yancey Richardson Gallery (New York)

Celebrating Shichi-go-san, a gala day for girls at ages three and seven, 2001
Gelatin silver print, image 14 x 14″ / paper 16 x 20″
Signed, titled, editioned and dated in pencil on verso; edition of 20
Illustrated: Asakusa Portraits, published by Steild/ICP, pg. 152

Kikai’s second solo exhibition in the United States is a trip down to Sensoji Temple in Tokyo’s Asakusa entertainment district revealed in a series of photographs of passers-by he has taken since 1973. These fleeting encounters, shot in black and white using only natural light, are the flip side of his other major body of work: the Tokyo Labyrinth cityscapes. (Olivia Hampton )


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