Silent Existenceby Tetsugo Hyakutake
March 8th-June 11th, 2012
Opens tomorrow: Thursday, 3/8
Artist Reception and Talk
Thursday, 3/29, 6:30 – 8:00, $15
*Proceeds from the reception will be shared with the Japan Society for their Japan Earthquake Relief Fund
The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is pleased to announce its first exhibition in our project space, Silent Existence by Tetsugo Hyakutake. This exhibition marks the one year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March of 2011. Ober the years, Hyakutake has worked with Japan as the theme of his art, investigating pathos in relation to historical, social, and economic issues involving industrialization and urban and social development.
Japan has been suffering from the aftermath of the tremendous earthquake and tsunami that devastate vast areas in Northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011. The disaster as an immense shock to the nation, and the quake and tsunami laid waste to entire towns and villages along the Pacific coast.
Hyakutake chooses to work with contemporary issues in relation to their historical contexts. Through his artwork, Hyakutake creates what he calls his own “truth” formed from the influences and experiences he has absorbed. His images attempt to portray only one version, but by doing so, he hopes to be able to bring out other meaningful “truths” that may lie deep inside the audience.
**In partnership with Gallery 339 and Alan Klotz Gallery, PPAC will also be selling two distinct prints by Testugo Hyakutake during the course of his exhibition at PPAC. 100% of the proceeds from print sales will go to the Japan Society.
Visiting Artist Lecture: Lois Greenfield
Thursday, April 26th, 6:30 pm
Suggested Donation: $5
Lois Greenfield began her career as a photojournalist, but was drawn to the graphic potential of dance. Her unique approach to photographing the human form in motion has radically redefined a genre, and influenced a generation of photographers. Many of these images can be seen in her books, Breaking Bounds and Airborne as well as in galleries and museums around the world. Commercial clients have picked up on the metaphoric potenial of her unique vision. She is currently working on a retrospective volume of her 35 year career, entitled “Lois Greenfield – in Motion“
Throughout her prolific career, Lois has continued to photograph both of the world’s most well known dance companies, including Philadelphia’s own Philadanco, as well as talented emerging artists, while maintaining a thriving commercial photography business. International clients have included Disney, Pepsi, AT&T, Sony, Hanes, Raymond Weil and Rolex.
This even is part of the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center’s free and low cost lecture series by visiting contemporary artists. Lectures are open to the pulic and serve the educational purpose of cultivating an active dialogue about photography.