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IN PRAISE OF SHADOW (HOMAGE TO TADAO ANDO)

TAKAY

4/8 - 4/28/2022
GALLERY HOURS | Tue.–Sat. 11:00–19:00 (Sat. 13:00–14:00 CLOSED)
CLOSED | Sun-Mon., National Holidays

*Depending on COVID-19, the exhibition period and the content may be changed.

Artist Statement
Being instantly captivated by the beautiful curved and straight lines, the exquisitely calculated balance of light and shade, and the various contrasts of all of these in this architectural structure designed by Tadao Ando, I couldn’t take my finger from the release button.
It felt as if I was pulled into the finely honed space that minutely orchestrates the very “shades of gray” that I generally value in my own black-and-white photographs. I was also deeply impressed to see how the building was designed to change its appearance in various ways according to the season and the time of day. I hope that this work manages, at least to some extent, to mirror the “praise of shadows” that Ando expressed through the architecture of the Hyogo Prefectural Art Museum.

– TAKAY

Artist

Takay is a Japanese photographer based in Tokyo and NYC whose photographs have been featured in major fashion publications including Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, L'Uomo Vogue, and I-D, as well as in global advertising campaigns. Takay's artworks have been included in prestigious fashion exhibitions at major institutions around the world. His work has appeared in the Victoria & Albert Museum's exhibition Men in Skirts which travelled to the Metropolitan Museum (NY) in 2003, the Couture Chanel exhibition at the National Museum of China in Beijing and then in Shanghai in 201O, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, From Sidewalk to the Catwalk touring from 2011-2016 to 12 cities around the world, and the Met's Spring 2013 Costume Institute exhibition PUNK: Chaos to Couture. In 2016 Takay released his book ECHOS, with a book launch and exhibition at BookMarc Tokyo.

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IN PRAISE OF SHADOW (HOMAGE TO TADAO ANDO)

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▶︎Artist Statement
Being instantly captivated by the beautiful curved and straight lines, the exquisitely calculated balance of light and shade, and the various contrasts of all of these in this architectural structure designed by Tadao Ando, I couldn’t take my finger from the release button.
It felt as if I was pulled into the finely honed space that minutely orchestrates the very “shades of gray” that I generally value in my own black-and-white photographs. I was also deeply impressed to see how the building was designed to change its appearance in various ways according to the season and the time of day. I hope that this work manages, at least to some extent, to mirror the “praise of shadows” that Ando expressed through the architecture of the Hyogo Prefectural Art Museum.

– TAKAY