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Michael Kenna - Work from Japan

G. Gibson Projects

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EXHIBITION: December, 2023

Born in Widnes, England, Michael Kenna achievements include nearly 500 one person gallery and museum exhibits, over 90 monographs, and an Officer des Arts et des Lettres award from France. His work is also included in over 100 Museum collections, including The Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; The Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The National Gallery, Washington, D.C.; The Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai; and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London. 2023 marks Michael Kenna's 50th year of making photographs. His mysterious photographs, often made at dawn or in the dark hours of night, concentrate primarily on the interaction between the natural landscape and human-made structures. He is fascinated by times of day when light is at its most pliant. Michael currently lives in Seattle, Washington.

Michael Kenna, Field of Sticks, Kamikawa, Hokkaido, Japan, 2023
Michael Kenna, Hachiman Torii, Kagawa, Shikoku, Japan, 2022
Michael Kenna, Rising Cloud, Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan, 2023

G. Gibson Projects

By Appointment


ABOUT THE GALLERY: The G. Gibson Gallery opened to the public in August, 1991. In the fall of 2019 we closed our retail gallery and re-opened as G. Gibson Projects, a "by appointment" viewing space located in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle. Owner Gail Gibson has a background in art history, painting, and photography, and worked as director of the Weston Gallery in CA from 1987-1991.

In this new phase, we continue to represent and promote both contemporary artists + secondary market works as we connect with private collectors, corporations, and institutions. We are available to discuss your collecting goals – whether you are considering your first purchase of original art, adding to an established collection, or seeking to downsize through secondary market consignments.

Additionally, G. Gibson Projects curates and showcases physical and online exhibits through partnerships with local arts organizations and alternative spaces. Please join our mailing list and/or follow us on social media to receive regular updates.

G. Gibson Projects is normally open by appointment, however this year we are primarily working via online through email, Instagram and by phone 206-587-4033. We are able to ship artwork purchases – nationally and internationally. We also make local deliveries to client’s homes in the Seattle area, taking care to do this in a responsible manner. The viewing room will reopen later this year. August 1, 2021 marked our 30th year in business.

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