sepiaEYE is honored to present Osamu James Nakagawa’s second solo exhibition in the gallery, Kai Series. Kai is Nakagawa’s ongoing, now twenty-year long exploration and visual meditation on the circular nature of change within the family. Presented both as a diary of his immediate relatives and as a shared humanistic narrative, the series resonates with a deeply felt emotional gravity.
Nakagawa began the project in 1998 during a challenging time in his life, when his father was diagnosed with cancer and his wife Tomoko was pregnant with their daughter, Hikari. In Nakagawa’s words — “Photographing became a way for me to ‘slow down’ and question the changes that were bringing a different rhythm to my life. I began to realize the importance of preserving and creating memories by constructing visual connections and relationships between my family members. As I observe my daughter grow, I have become interested in questioning the link between the self, parent, and child. Through this cycle of age, I began to recognize time as being circular where the beginning and end can occur simultaneously. Kai is the circle that keeps turning.”
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March 30, 2018 to May 05, 2018