Kamakura Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of Terada Mayumi work. Terada's photographs are created by photographing miniature model rooms and their windowsills with natural light, which the artist creates herself. She says, 'I work with the intention of sculpting light like a sculptor carves marble.' As she says, natural light shines into these miniature spaces cut out of memory, just as it does in real life, and together with their shadows and shadows, there exists a mysterious and soft space in which reality and fiction are interwoven with each other. The artist calls this 'presence of absence' and it has become the axis of his continuous pursuit of creation.
There are currently five sub-titled series in this existence of absence. Doll House (2001–2004), Choosing Scenery (2004–2008), The Invisible Boundary (2008–2011), Green House (2012–2015), Another Angle (2016–2020). In this exhibition, we will exhibit about 30 works from each series, including miniature sculptures. Terada says, 'I think time is also something that matures memories', and each series is organised along a time axis. We would be happy if you could feel and share the lonely and gentle breeze swaying through her works. Please come and see this second solo exhibition at Kamakura Gallery after 4 years.
Press release courtesy Kamakura Gallery.
In a new exhibition of her work on view at Kamakura Gallery, Mayumi Terada fills photographic frames with a sense of absence—a craft that she has honed since her early practice in sculpture in the 1990s.