English / Japanese
August 3 mon - September 13 sun
Opening reception : August 3 18:00 - 22:00
Artist Mie Morimoto, presently living and working inTokyo, was born in 1974 in Okayama Prefecture and subsequently studied photography receiving her BA in 1997 from Tokyo Zokei University. Morimoto has particpated in numerous solo and group exhibitions including gDream Banquet - History of Menus and Contemporary Artistsh, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo (2008), gVOCA e07h, Ueno Royal Museum of Art, Tokyo (2007). In 2007, MISAKO & ROSEN presented a two-person exhibition with Morimoto and photographer and filmmaker Ayako Mogi. In the fall of 2009, Morimoto will take part in gAOBA ARTh in the city of Aoba, Yokohama.
While Morimoto has gained renown for work as a portraitist, her talent for creating subtle abstractions from representational imagery such as landscape and everyday objects is an important part of her practice. While Japanese photographers of a previous generation created works in which their very particular point of view was placed in the foreground, the strength of Morimotofs images lie in her ability to present a photographic representation from a relatively neutral point of view. For example, Morimotofs photographic series Slicer (2004), featured in her self-published photo-book of the same name, features images from varied sites and of objects whose relationship is not immediately apparent but which gains meaning when viewed as a series through the abstract language of photographic presentation.
In the present exhibition, Morimoto will exhibit a series of photographs entitled gSingle Pluralh.Over the course of a number of years, Morimoto has photographed continuously a single subject - her family. This practice has little concern with private emotions or relationships; but, rather, reflects MorimotoÕs interest in the singular object of a family comprised of multiple parts - its members. Morimoto presents these images from various times, captured with various cameras together with apparently unrelated landscape imagery together on a single sheet of photographic paper realizing a new meaning. Hand-printed, Morimotofs singular process results in the completion of a new photographic series.