(New York, March 15th, 2011) All photographers rely on light, but Rinko Kawauchi seems to harness it. She observes the most fleeting, yet ordinary moments and reveals their extraordinary nature. Whether photographing a small frog on her father’s palm (I love this picture, it's so poetic) or a solar eclipse, Kawauchi creates a never-ending narrative that reads as a kind of visual poetry. Her new body of work, Illuminance, is presented as a solo show for the first time in the United States at the Gallery at Hèrmes and will be on view from May 20, 2011 through July 16, 2011. The show is curated by Cory Jacobs.
If you're in New York go and see this show and let me know how it is!