Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, New York is pleased to present Just Love, a solo exhibition of the award-winning Tokyo-based photographer Emi Anrakuji. This will be her sixth solo exhibition at the gallery.
Opening reception: on Thursday, May 31 from 6-8pm. The artist will be present.
In her tour-de-force cinematic black-and-white photographs, Anrakuji deploys her own body as a critical tool to establish her singular style. Her half-clothed or naked body performs various mundane acts in a claustrophobic and high-contrast setting. Her work evokes alluring daydream abstractions through an intentional lack of depth and context.
The exhibition Just Love showcases Anrakuji’s latest 27 photographs in her signature intimate scale. The series begins with her rising from bed, flirtatiously trying on clothes, collapsing onto the floor, and stepping over the edge of a bathtub. The images of her body within a confined space symbolize the limited mobility she experienced due to a serious illness more than a decade ago. In one image, she pushes her hands and feet against a flight of stairs like a worm crawling out of its hole. She eventually makes her way to a balcony where she soaks up the sun and joyfully dances with her own shadow. The shadows in the photographs literally spell out “JUST LOVE.”
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Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery
547 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001, USA
May 31, 2018 to July 07, 2018