A sequel to Synthesis, Wakasugi’s inaugural exhibition at the gallery in 2016, Synthesis II highlights the artist’s exploration of photography inspired by traditional ink-painting. The show will also feature individual prints and a limited second edition publication of the photo book ADORE from his 1985 photoshoot with Madonna, published by Nick Groarke, NJG Studio Ltd. in London. ⁠

Juxtaposed to works emphasizing traditional styles and architecture are Wakasugi’s images of Madonna, demonstrating a vivid sense of modernity and nostalgia for the late 20th century.⁠

Synthesis II: Madonna “Adore” and Fusuma Photography opens December 3, 2021. Join Ippodo Gallery on the opening night from 5-8 pm for a reception. Meet Japanese artist, Kenji Wakasugi, and book publisher, Nick Groarke of @njg_studio. ⁠

More info at Ippodo Gallery