Michael Kenna: Venice / China / Japan / Egypt / Etc. May 7 — July 10, 2010

Michael Kenna is undoubtedly one of the most exhibited and collected photographers working today. With more than 25 monographs dedicated to his work, Kenna has proven time and again that his vision knows no boundaries. Whether working in his native England, the Giza pyramids in Cairo, the snow covered landscape in Hokkaido, or the shores of France, Kenna seeks places of solitude which speak volumes about humanity and the haunting beauty found in nature.

His newest monograph, Venezia, is being released to coincide with a retrospective of his work at Palazzo Magnani Museum (Reggio Emilia, Italy) this Spring, and features more than 30 years of work he has done in the region. The resulting images are both romantic and eerie, two attributes often associated with Venice. From a fog-lined pier, to unoccupied gondolas waiting in the harbor, to a foot bridge shimmering in street lights,  Kenna captures the mystique often associated with one of the worlds most beloved places.

Alongside images from Venice, our current show will feature photographs from Japan, the Huangshan Mountains in China, the pyramids in Cairo, mussel and oyster beds in the Chausey Islands and rock formations in  Punta Brava. Whether photographing in his  hometown of Seattle or halfway around the world, Michael Kenna has developed a signature style that is un-mistakenly his own. Void of people, he invites viewers to meander with him through places that are both remote and heavily trafficked, reminding us of the beauty we tend to over look.

All images are available as 8 x 7 1/2" toned gelatin silver prints mounted and matted on 20 x 16" board made in an edition of 45. Pieces range in price from $2000 to $7500, depending on where they are in the edition.

Please call: (312) 266-2350 for prices of specific pieces.
Prices are print only unless otherwise indicated.

Michael Kenna
Acqua Alta Reflection, Venice, Italy, 1987
Michael Kenna
Ayako's Tree, Higashikura, Hokkaido, Japan, 2008
Michael Kenna
Basilica and Eight Poles, Venice, Italy, 1990
Michael Kenna
Basilica and Eight Poles, Venice, Italy, 1990
Michael Kenna
Campo San Vio Viewpoint, Grand Canal, Venice, Italy, 2007
Michael Kenna
Chariot of Apollo, Study 4, Versailles, France , 2009
Michael Kenna
Charles Bridge, Study 9, Prague, Czech Republic, 2007
Michael Kenna
Column, Piazzetta San Marco, Venice, Italy, 1987
Michael Kenna
Copse Reflection, Vendramin, Veneto, Italy, 2007
Michael Kenna
Eiffel Tower, Study 6, Paris, France, 2007
Michael Kenna
Fishing Net, Backwaters, Kerala, India, 2008
Michael Kenna
Fishing Nets, Smarlacca, Veneto, Italy, 2006
Michael Kenna
Flooded Pier, Chausey Islands, France, 2007
Michael Kenna
Fondamente Nuove Poles, Venice, Italy , 2006
Michael Kenna
Four Birds Flying, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2008
Michael Kenna
Four Lamps, Fondamente Zattere, Venice, Italy, 2007
Michael Kenna
Giza Pyramids, Study 1, Cairo, Egypt , 2009
Michael Kenna
Giza Pyramids, Study 2, Cairo, Egypt, 2009
Michael Kenna
Giza Pyramids, Study 3, Cairo, Egypt, 2009
Michael Kenna
Giza Pyramids, Study 6, Cairo, Egypt , 2006
Michael Kenna
House on Water, Atlanterhavsveien, Norway, 2008
Michael Kenna
Huangshan Mountains, Study 1, Anhui, China, 2008
Michael Kenna
Huangshan Mountains, Study 13, Anhui, China, 2008
Michael Kenna
Huangshan Mountains, Study 15, Anhui, China, 2009
Michael Kenna
Huangshan Mountains, Study 18, Anhui, China, 2009
Michael Kenna
Huangshan Mountains, Study 20, Anhui, China, 2009
Michael Kenna
Huangshan Mountains, Study 3, Anhui, China, 2008
Michael Kenna
Huangshan Mountains, Study 6, Anhui, China, 2008
Michael Kenna
Huangshan Mountains, Study 8, Anhui, China, 2008
Michael Kenna
Huangshan Mountains, Study 9, Anhui, China, 2008
MIchael Kenna
Irving Park Tree, Portland, Oregon, USA , 2004
Michael Kenna
Kurosawa's Trees, Study 2, Memanbetsu, Hokkaido, Japan, 2009
Michael Kenna
Kussharo Lake Tree, Study 4, Kotan, Hokkaido, Japan, 2007
MIchael Kenna
Kussharo Lake Tree, Study 8, Kotan, Hokkaido, Japan, 2008
MIchael Kenna
Kussharo Lake Tree, Study 9, Kotan, Hokkaido, Japan, 2009
Michael Kenna
Mussel Posts, Chausey Islands, France, 2007
Michael Kenna
Night Channel Marker, Venice, Italy, 2006
Michael Kenna
Night Docking Poles, Venice, Italy, 2007
Michael Kenna
Nine Silver Birches, Shibetsu, Hokkaido, Japan, 2009
Michael Kenna
Oyster Beds, Study 1, Chausey Islands, France, 2007
Michael Kenna
Pier and Navigation Light, Venice, Italy, 2006
Michael Kenna
Plane and Sugar Loaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2006
Michael Kenna
Ponte dei Sospiri, Venice, Italy, 1987
Michael Kenna
Ponte dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy, 2007
Michael Kenna
Ponte Fondamenta Bonini, Venice, Italy, 2007
Michael Kenna
Six Gondolas, Giadini ex Reali, Venice, Italy, 1980
Michael Kenna
Storseisund Bridge, Kristiansund, Norway, 2008
Michael Kenna
Submerged Landing Stage, Chausey Islands, France, 2007
MIchael Kenna
Taushubetsu Bridge, Nukabira, Hokkaido, Japan, 2008
Michael Kenna
Two Lamps, Fondamente Zattere, Venice, Italy, 2006
Michael Kenna
Vaporetto and Gondola, San Marco, Venice, Italy, 1989