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From the Smallest Leaf: Photographs by Koichiro Kurita

April 16, 2016 – September 11, 2016

Exhibition Dates

April 16, 2016 – September 11, 2016

Born in Manchuria in 1943 and educated in Japan, Koichiro Kurita developed his photography skills while working as an independent commercial photographer in Tokyo. At age 40, moved by reading Thoreau’s Walden, Kurita shifted his photography away from commercial subjects and toward meditative expressions of his connection to nature.

Kurita focuses on his impressions of the natural world–quiet New England woodlands, remote Boundary Waters lakes, timeless rocks of Minnesota and Canada, and the textures of California and Japan–extracting poetic details from the greater landscape. Kurita conveys these impressions through monochromatic prints, the result of platinum palladium, albumen, and salt printing processes on Japanese and other papers. This selection of Kurita’s Maine photographs encompasses nature in terms of “Chi Sui Ki,” or earth, water, and air, and the borders that each of these realms share.

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