A Shared Elegy
- October 14, 2017 - November 16, 2017
- Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
- Grunwald Gallery of Art
- 1201 E. 7th Street, Fine Arts Building, Room 123, Bloomington, IN 47405
- (812) 855-8490
- 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
The Grunwald Gallery in conjunction with the Sydney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University 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 book, A Shared Elegy will be published and distributed through Indiana University Press.
A Shared Elegy presents the work of four 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 on our own lineage and consider our place in the progression of generations and the cycle of life.