Laurence Miller Gallery is pleased to present YOKO IKEDA and TOSHIO SHIBATA: TREESCAPES, their first joint exhibition in the United States. With the focus principally on trees, a dozen color photographs by each artist will be on display, each presenting the contrary yet compatible perspectives of these two artists.
While Shibata’s photographs have been exhibited globally for over three decades, Yoko Ikeda is an emerging artist developing a new international following. Both artists grew up in Japan, a country with an ancient appreciation of nature in balance with man. Shibata is regarded as the preeminent Japanese contemporary landscape photographer, concentrating on manmade infrastructure embedded within the landscape. Ikeda takes a more whimsical and intimate approach to nature, allowing the camera’s optics to create unpredictable and playful images. Side by side, a lively conversation develops between these two photographers, of different generations, and their relationship to nature.
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Laurence Miller Gallery
521 West 26th Street, Fifth Floor, New York, NY 10001 USA
September 13, 2018 to October 27, 2018