Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Bilingual Photography and the Architecture of Greene & Greene

Jun. 18, 2016Oct. 3, 2016
Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art, Susan and Stephen Chandler Wing

Photographs made by Japanese-American photographer Yasuhiro Ishimoto (1921–2012) of architecture by early 20th-century designers Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene will be on public view for the first time in the United States in this focused loan exhibition. Ishimoto turned his lens toward the Greenes’ work in 1974, producing a suite of images for the Japanese design magazine Approach. Forty-six sumptuous black-and-white photographs printed by the artist and on loan from The Museum of Art, Kochi in Japan will be on view. Forty showcase the Approach magazine commission and six are seminal photographs that Ishimoto made of the 17th-century Katsura Imperial Villa in Japan in 1954. “Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Bilingual Photography and the Architecture of Greene & Greene” coincides with the reopening of a refreshed permanent display of Greene & Greene furniture nearby in the gallery.

This exhibition is made possible by the generous support of the Steven and Kelly McLeod Family Foundation.  Additional support was provided by John and Sherry Light, Frank and Toshie Mosher, Harvey and Ellen Knell, Mr. and Mrs. Mark J. Ledbetter, Akiko Satsuma on behalf of Tsune Sesoko, and the Susan and Stephen Chandler Exhibition Endowment.