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Michael Kenna: Abruzzo – New Work & Monograph


photo-eye Gallery Michael Kenna: Abruzzo – New Work & Monograph photo-eye Gallery is excited to announce new work by represented artist Michael Kenna.

Midday Sun, Roccascalegna Castle, Abruzzo, Italy Toned Gelatin-Silver Print 8x8" Image, Edition of 25 – Michael Kenna
photo-eye Gallery is thrilled to introduce new work by represented artist Michael Kenna. Released in conjunction with a major museum exhibition in Loreto Aprutino, Italy and a monograph from Nazraeli Press, Kenna's Abruzzo exclusively features transformative dream-like imagery from the Italian South. Kenna's publisher Nazraeli describes the series:
Abruzzo, located in southern Italy, is known as the ‘green region of Europe’ because of the system of parks and nature reserves covering more than one-third of its territory. It has one of the highest biodiversity indexes in Europe, and one of the richest areas of flora in the world. 
In Abruzzo, Michael Kenna found a cultural identity that elsewhere, for the most part, has been lost to globalization and instant communication. Kenna photographed medieval ruins, ancient villages and a countryside rich in traditional cultivation. As curator Vincenzo de Pompeis writes in the book’s introduction, “Abruzzo’s heritage, together with its impressive natural scenery, brings to mind romantic connotations that have historically attracted many international landscape artists, particularly in the 19th century. Michael Kenna fits perfectly into this rich historical vein of celebrated landscape artists who have worked in Abruzzo. Kenna’s work often evokes the influences of Romanticism. In his photographs of historic rural landscapes, for example, there is an air of melancholy, which accompanies memories from the past. His images of ruins stir up feelings of passing time, of the constantly evolving ties between history and nature.” 
Ortucchio Lake Reflection, Fucino, Abruzzo, Italy. Toned Gelatin-Silver Print 8x8" Image, Edition of 25 – Michael Kenna
Stone Pine Tunnel, Pineto, Abruzzo, Italy – Toned Gelatin-Silver Print 8x8" Image, Edition of 25 – Michael Kenna
Dawn Light, Loreto Aprutino, Abruzzo, Italy. Toned Gelatin-Silver Print 8x8" Image, Edition of 25 – Michael Kenna
Distant Mountains, Passo delle Capannelle, Pizzoli, Abruzzo, Italy, 2015, Toned Gelatin-Silver Print,
8x8"Image, Edition of 25 – Michael Kenna
Trabocco Punta Aderci, Study 2, Vasto, Abruzzo, Italy, 2016 Toned Gelatin-Silver Print,
8x8" Image, Edition of 25 – Michael Kenna



ABOUT THE BOOK

This gorgeous new monograph by renowned landscape photographer Michael Kenna is published to coincide with a major museum exhibition opening in July 2017 in Loreto Aprutino, Italy. Richly printed in duotone on matt art paper, and presented in an olive-green cloth slipcase, Abruzzo presents 65 images from the series, published here for the first time. Abruzzo opens with a bilingual essay by curator Vincenzo de Pompeis. This first printing is limited to 2,500 copies.

» PREORDER
Monograph arrives August 2017
Limited to 2,500 copies, orders will be fulfilled as they are received.


For more information, and to purchase prints, please contact Gallery Staff at 
505-988-5152 x202 or gallery@photoeye.com




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