Figuring out when I can see the new exhibit at Heiner Contemporary -- it's a beautiful gallery with the nicest people!
Have you checked out the Heiner Contemporary art gallery yet?
If not, you should. If you have, then go back again. Why? Because they have an awesome new exhibit!
And, a hot pink front door.
Take a look at these images from their newest exhibit, Satomi Shirai: Home & Home, a solo exhibition by Satomi Shirai, the New York City based photographer, which just opened last week.
SAKURA (Cherry Blossoms) in Central Park, 2007
From the Gallery’s website: “Home & Home chronicles the artist’s experience as an immigrant following her move from Tokyo to Queens in 2004. Shirai’s imagery explores Asian-American identity as shaped by material items culled from the domestic landscape and day-to-day life. Fascinated by the idea of home and how it relates to both cultural and individual identity, Shirai often photographs her subjects in intimate interior settings where objects surround and sometimes overwhelm the spaces and people. She presents an existence defined by things: magazines, bottles, take-out containers, clothes, and food. All of this paraphernalia — piled on tables, crammed on shelves, and sometimes covering the floors — creates a sense of chaos and dislocation; it also alludes to the way familiar items from home can become stand-ins for the actual place.”
Heiner Contemporary is located at 1675 Wisconsin Avenue, NW.
Right near the French macaron place, Macaron Bee.
See some art, grab a macaron.