Hisaji Hara, “Picture, Photography and Beyond

September 3, Sat. – October 2, Sun
Open hours: 12:00 – 20:00  closed on Mondays

“Whether through photography or painting, ultimately, we are obliged to search within a subject for truth.”

In 2009, Hisaji Hara presented the series, A Photographic Portrayal of the Paintings of Balthus, bringing together these two modes of artistic expression. An important collection of works, including heretofore unexhibited still lifes, has been selected from this series for the current show. Hara has embraced the traditional process of albumen silver development, as well as more contemporary technology that converts digital data into inkjet prints. Works created through these contrasting methods are to inhabit the same space in this exhibit, allowing viewers to travel between the realms of painting and photography, the analog and the digital, thus engaging them in an exploration of many borders.