14 May - 25 June 2011

In the devastating aftermath of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, artist Rinko Kawauchi ventured outside with her Rolleiflex and took a photograph of the sun.  As with many of Kawauchi’s images, her subject was something we all come across everyday.  But on that particular day in light of ongoing turmoil, everything seemed to take on new meaning and something rather ordinary was transformed into a lyrical and quiet revelation through Kawauchi’s act of rediscovery.  “The world is connected by what we cannot see,” she states, “…in times of despair if we hold on to the things we believe are beautiful in life, that energy will change and affect the world in a positive way.”