Opening Reception: A Shared Elegy

6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Friday, October 13, 2017

Grunwald Gallery 
Fine Arts Building, room 123
1201 E. Seventh Street

Opening Reception for A Shared Elegy a new exhibition featuring the work of two pairs of photographers connected by family ties. Osamu James Nakagawa and his uncle, Takayuki Ogawa, and Elijah Gowin and his father, Emmet Gowin, present unique but overlapping visions recording family histories. Nakagawa, like his uncle, Ogawa, grew up A Shared Elegy exhibition catalog available from IU Press. in Japan and draws upon his country's traditions and the practice of honoring elders. Family heritage and home in Virginia have inspired the Gowins to make photographs that depict the intimate and hallowed nature of the world. These photographs compel us to reflect and consider our place in the cycle of life. Learn more about A Shared Elegy here

The exhibition and the opening reception are free and open to the public. 

Image: Osamu James Nakagawa. No. 17 Morning Light, Bloomington, Indiana. Spring 1999.