In November, the Japanese photographer Chieko Shiraishi will be our guest for her first solo exhibition outside Japan. Entitled Shimakage (Island Shadow), the exhibition consists of the thirty-two images comprising her fine book of the same name, which came out in 2015. A limited number of copies of the book will be available.
The gelatin silver prints, made by the artist herself, are enhanced by means of a technique known as zokin-gake (rag-wiping), a traditional process popular among amateur Japanese photographers in the 1920s and 1930s. The resulting images are quite dark, in varying shades of grey, delicate, and cloaked in mystery.
Chieko Shiraishi's work was shown very recently at the Tbilisi Festival of Photography. The official opening at Mind's Eye, to which you are cordially invited, will be held on Tuesday November 8, from 6 to 9 pm.