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Goings On About Town: Art
by Vince Aletti
Issei Suda
The New Yorker
4/26/2010
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For his first solo exhibition in the U.S., this Japanese photographer shows twenty-four small black-and-white pictures taken mostly in the late nineteen-seventies. His subjects are varied, almost random: cherry-blossom branches, a billowing skirt, three girls in kimonos, schoolboys in uniform, roiling waves. Like Rosalind Solomon, Suda works in a style that’s compulsive, careful, and quite direct; even the potentially sensational image of a huge boa constrictor slithering along a wood-panelled wall is matter-of-fact. For Suda, the confluence of modern and traditional, artificial and natural, isn’t a source of tension, it’s the new reality. Through April 24.

 

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