Opening Reception July 20, 6-8pm
Images by Amelia D´Entrone, 2007 HCP Fellowship Recipient.
While in Japan, my reading list consisted of Japanese contemporary literature from authors like Haruki Murakami, Yukio Mishima, Kenzaburo Oe and Banana Yamamoto. The novels I read where powerful, mournful and rich. I was surprised to find from this diverse list that a thematic thread connected the stories to one another. A sense of a solitary inner life searching for acceptance from a rigid society settled on me and inspired my shooting process. The images I shot resonate with the themes expressed by some of Japan´s most famous contemporary authors.
To me these images are akin to the memory of an intense dream you cannot quite recall but find that the emotional imprint is powerful and clear. This work makes it easy for me to recollect how moved I was as I read The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, a story imbued with emotional isolation and the powerful boiling up of a soul left separate; or Norwegian Wood where seclusion within a crowd drives one character mad and another toward redemption. I found myself seeing these characters´ lush souls in the landscape of Japan, just as their loneliness became evident in the society that surrounded me.
Fellowship Artist Talks
Saturday Jul 21, 2007
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM