Jun 15 - Aug 07, 2024


Exhibit Detail

Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Schaefer International Gallery presents the group exhibition  FOCUS, featuring seven contemporary Japanese photographers who go by the collective name of “photography?end?”. The group consists of Yuji HamadaKen KitanoMiki NitadoriYuki OnoderaNaruki OshimaRisaku Suzuki, and Kazuyoshi Usui. Their respective avenues of work look at the potentiality of photography in a rapidly evolving digital age. While the production of images has become largely dematerialized in our current moment, the artists consider the materiality of photography and explore the relationship between conception, theme, and exhibition of work.  The gallery will be closed Saturday, June 22. 

Header image:
Yuki Onodera
Guernapur, 2018
charcoal, crayon, gelatin-silver print, collage on canvas
Yuji Hamada
Primal Mountain, 2014
installation at Lake Léman for Festival Images 2014

Ken Kitano
Gathering Light, Ogijima, Kagawa
film exposure from winter solstice 2017 to summer solstice 2018

Miki Nitadori
Odyssey: Reflect, 2014-2020
installation at Ancien Musée de Peinture, Grenoble, France

Naruki Oshima
Reflections 0606, 2006
Lambda print

Risaku Suzuki
White 24, H-3, 2024
chromogenic print

Kazuyoshi Usui
Showa 88 #39, 2011
archival pigment print


Related Public Events:
Photographic Movements – Artist Presentations
Saturday, June 15 at 2 pm in Alexa Higashi Meeting Room
Visitors will have the chance to hear from each of the seven artists as they give a brief
talk and accompanying slide presentation about their studio practices and their
distinct approaches to the medium of photography. FREE! No RSVP required.

Workshop: Cyanotype Fascinations
Sunday, June 16 from 10 am – 2 pm
Led by Ken Kitano, participants will create their own compositions and expose them
onto paper and fabric using the cyanotype process. Bring your own lunch.
$75 per person, includes materials. To register contact: galleryassistant@mauiarts.org

Thursday, August 1 from 5 – 9 pm in the Gallery and Yokouchi Pavilion & Courtyard
This program series features an evening of “activations” unfolding in the gallery
space with live movement and music performances that engage in dialogue with
the exhibition. Food and beverage offerings available for purchase during the event.
FREE Entry! Ticketed reservations required / Registration opens soon via this page

Supported by the Japan Foundation

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