November 19, 2016 - February 11, 2017
Opening reception, Saturday, November 19 from 5 - 8 pm
PDNB Gallery will feature two artists that are new to the gallery, from Japan and Brazil. Both were discovered earlier this year at two international photography festivals. Fabio Del Re left an exceptional impression with Gallery Director, Burt Finger, during his visit to FestFoto Photography Festival in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Kazz Morishita's sublime imagery from his series, Moonlight Serenade, was found at the FotoFest Biennial in Houston. The resulting exhibition continues the gallery's pursuit of noteworthy international talent using the medium of photography.
Del Re's photographs from his Morandi series will be featured in PDNB's show. In 2012 there was an exhibition of Giorgio Morandi's (1890-1964, b. Bologna, Italy) paintings in Porto Alegre, which inspired the series. Del Re uses mostly analog methods to meticulously create still lives that pay homage to Morandi's skillful and transcendent paintings.
Morishita's photographs from Moonlight Serenade have a very meditative aesthetic. He uses the moon as a philosophical reference, conveying the message that the moon is always the same, reflecting light on our lives that are constantly in flux. The moon is placed within serene landscapes that are very stylized, hyper-real.
These photographs are printed on beautiful handmade paper created by a 9th generation descendant from the Ichibei family, artisans considered a national treasure in Japan.
Both exhibitions, along with the exhibition Odds & Ends, open with a reception on Saturday, November 19, 2016.
Click to preview Fabio Del Re: Morandi
Click to preview Kazz Morishita: Moonlight Serenade