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Not to Miss: Michael Kenna at Robert Mann Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photographer on January 8, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Venezia   Exhibition Jan 14 – Mar 13, 2010

One of the foremost photographers practicing today, Michael Kenna will be showing his series of pictures taken in Venice, Italy at the Robert Mann Gallery in New York City.  We will be on site to report from this important event. More in future posts.

Without a doubt one of the most magical cities ever to exist, Venice has captured the imagination of artists for hundreds of years. From Vivaldi to Canaletto, Shakespeare to Calvino, this almost mythical city has inspired some of Western cultures greatest works of art. With the photographs in the exhibition, Venezia, Kenna adds his own distinctive interpretation of this great city. His photographs simultaneously capture the decadence and decay of the palazzos and esplanades that line the canals. Gondolas rise and fall with the tide, the brackish water eating away at the mooring posts that punctuate many of the images. Kenna’s long exposures, some times lasting several hours during the darkest hours of the night, smooth over the surfaces of the canals, further emphasizing their street-like function in this floating city. With typically meticulous prints, Kenna distills Venice to its iconic, elemental characteristics of water and light.

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