Springfield, Ohio – The Wittenberg University Department of Art opens the academic year with an exhibit of black and white photographs by James Luckett, who will present a lecture about his work at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, in Kissell Auditorium, Koch Hall. A reception will follow in the Ann Miller Gallery.
The photographs are from Luckett’s book, Suginami, and were taken while on walks with his dog during the last year he lived in Tokyo.
“Suginami is one of the 23 ‘ku’ or ‘wards’ of Tokyo, an area of the city where I lived for five years,” Luckett said. “Houses and apartments there are sited tightly together; narrow streets and even narrower paths wind in around themselves in a maze of walls, fences, gates and plants that carefully delimit private space from public.
“In, around and through the margins of this place I walked hours every day,” he continued. “Suginami is an exploration of the ways this landscape layers into the edges of a frame, the transformation of light inside the dark box of the camera, and the space of discovery between the viewfinder and the eye.”
The Ann Miller Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday during the academic year, and the exhibit of Luckett’s photographs will be available through Friday, Sept. 24.
Written By: Phyllis Eberts