Dawn Roe, is an artist and educator. She divides her time between Asheville and Winter Park, Florida where she is an Associate Professor of Art at Rollins College. Her work...
Kevin Miyazaki – July 10th to October 30th, 2015
Public Reception and Sidewalk Artist Talk – Friday, July 10th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Exterior of Henco Reprographics @ 54 Broadway, in Downtown Asheville
Window (Re/production | Re/presentation) is pleased to welcome Milwaukee, WI artist, Kevin Miyazaki to Asheville from July 8 through July 10, 2015, during which time he will produce a new work exclusively for our space. Taking cues from his recently completed project, Perimeter (commissioned by the Haggerty Museum of Art in Milwaukee), Miyazaki will set up a portable photo booth in the alcove adjacent to the window space on Broadway in downtown Asheville. Over the course of two days (July 8th and 9th), Miyazaki will create a series of portraits of members of the community, which will ultimately be formed into a gridded composite image. The final work will be on view from July 10 through October 30, 2015. There will be an opening reception and sidewalk art talk with the artist on Friday, July 10th from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The focus of Perimeter was Lake Michigan, as a way of addressing the larger topic of fresh water in the Great Lakes region. The portraits in the exhibition and book drew upon photographic histories of the typology – referencing well-known projects such as August Sander’s ambitious The Face of Our Time from the 1930’s, and more contemporary portrait series investigating tropes of personal representation and identity, as seen in projects like Rineke Dijkstra’s Beach Portraits. For Perimeter, Miyazaki photographed his sitters against a black backdrop, neutralizing the setting, and therefore celebrating the subjects as individuals, and ultimately in a collective group.
Image Credit: Kevin Miyazaki
Aspects of representation are fundamental to every portrait study -