Akira Komoto: Seeing

July 14, 2018 – October 28, 2018
Akira Komoto, seeing 90-10, 1990, chromogenic print, 47.2 x 70.8 cm. Collection of the Maclaren Art Centre, Gift of the artist, 1996. Photo: Andre Beneteau
Akira Komoto

The Carnegie Room
July 14 to October 28, 2018
Curator: Emily McKibbon

Seeing by Japanese artist Akira Komoto is a series of interventions into the landscape, featuring photographs of hand-painted rustic constructions that simultaneously obscure and reveal the horizon. As much earthworks as images, Komoto’s project condenses the spectral ranges and perspectives of photography to create a hallucinatory melding of figure and ground. Komoto’s work has been shown in numerous venues in Japan and internationally, and was the subject of a major touring show organized by the MacLaren Art Centre in 1994. Komoto passed away in Japan in 2017.