Transcendent: The Photographs of Hiroshi Sugimoto

March 6 to May 10, 2009

Drawn from four private collections, this exhibition of over a dozen striking black-and-white photographs by the internationally-recognized Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto highlights the elegance and simplicity that is a hallmark of his style. Sugimoto’s interest in time and space—as seen in his seascapes, theaters, architecture, and conceptual form series—transcends the physical limitations of a particular locale or subject matter to reveal a wider realm of ideas. This exhibition is supported by the Thomas T. Solley Endowment for the Curator for Asian Art and IU Art Museum’s Arc Fund.

Image: Hiroshi Sugimoto (Japanese, born 1948). Rockefeller Center, 2001. Gelatin silver print. Collection of Sylvan Barnet and William Burto. ©Hiroshi Sugimoto