Exhibitions

A Shared Elegy

A Shared Elegy
October 13 to November 16, 2017

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

The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University Bloomington, in conjunction with the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art, is pleased to present the exhibition and symposium A Shared Elegy. The exhibit will open on October 13 and continue through November 16, 2017. A 112-page exhibition catalogue, A Shared Elegy will be published and distributed through Indiana University Press.

A Shared Elegy presents 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 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. 

For more information on A Shared Elegy, visit the museum's media kit for the exhibition

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