Michael Kenna: Reverie

Fence in Snowfall, Toya Lake, Hokkaido, Japan, Catherine Couturier Gallery
 
Fence in Snowfall, Toya Lake, Hokkaido, Japan, 2007
 

Book Signing: Saturday, May 4th, 4pm - 6pm
Exhibition on View: April 13th - May 11th, 2024

 

Catherine Couturier Gallery is thrilled to announce Reverie, an exhibition of new work by gallery artist Michael Kenna opening Saturday, April 13th, from 4pm-6pm. Renowned for his black-and-white landscape photography, Kenna employs prolonged exposure times, sometimes up to 10 hours, to capture ethereal scenes. Often working at dawn or under the cover of night, he reveals hidden dimensions beyond the ordinary gaze. Inspired by fellow British photographer Bill Brandt and enchanted by the landscapes of Japan, Kenna's oeuvre reflects a poetic sensibility akin to haiku.

His work has been shown at the Tacoma Art Museum, 2012; Moscow Museum of Modern Art, 2011; Palazzo Magnani Museum in Reggio Emilia, Italy, 2010; and Bibliothèque Nationale de France in 2009. Kenna's photographs are included in many public collections including the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Shanghai Art Museum; the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; the Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Born in Widnes, England in 1953, Kenna currently lives and works in Seattle, Washington.

Don't miss the chance to meet the artist in person for a book signing event on May 4th, 2024, from 4pm-6pm!

 

Swirling Tree, Deia, Mallorca, Spain, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Swirling Tree, Deia, Mallorca, Spain, 2017
 
 

Yuanyang, Study 7, Yunnan, China, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Yuanyang, Study 7, Yunnan, China, 2013
 
 
Tree and Kussharo Lake, Akan-Mashu Park, Hokkaido, Japan, Catherine Couturier Gallery
 
Tree and Kussharo Lake, Akan-Mashu Park, Hokkaido, Japan, 2023
 
 

Onishi Tree, Study 2, Hokkaido, Japan, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Onishi Tree, Study 2, Hokkaido, Japan, 2023
   

Rising Cloud, Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Rising Cloud, Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan, 2023
 
 

Fish Washing Tank, Sunjeongmaeul, Go-Heung Jeollanam-do, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Fish Washing Tank, Sunjeongmaeul, Go-Heung Jeollanam-do, South Korea, 2023
 
 

Hyomon, Study 1, Hokkaido, Japan, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Hyomon, Study 1, Hokkaido, Japan, 2020
 
 

Night Chimneys, Study 2, Wigan, Greater Manchester, England, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Night Chimneys, Study 2, Wigan, Greater Manchester, England, 1986
 
 

Moon Rise, Cuandixia, Beijing, China, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Moon Rise, Cuandixia, Beijing, China, 2016
 
 
Approaching Ice Floe, Okhotsk Sea, Hokkaido, Japan, Catherine Couturier Gallery
 
Approaching Ice Floe, Okhotsk Sea, Hokkaido, Japan, 2020
 
 
Wolpajeong Pavilion, Gyeongpoho Lake, Gangwon-do, South Korea, Catherine Couturier Gallery
 
Wolpajeong Pavilion, Gyeongpoho Lake, Gangwon-do, South Korea, 2006
 

Ratcliffe Power Station, Study 54, Nottinghamshire, England, Michael Kenna, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Ratcliffe Power Station, Study 54, Nottinghamshire, England, 2000
 

 Bare Tree, Toya Lake, Hokkaido, Japan, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Bare Tree, Toya Lake, Hokkaido, Japan, 2009
 
 
Branch and Berries, Tokyo, Honshu, Japan, Catherine Couturier Gallery
 
Branch and Berries, Tokyo, Honshu, Japan, 2023
 
 
 Spring Poplar Trees, Pavia, Italy, Catherine Couturier Gallery
 
Spring Poplar Trees, Pavia, Italy, 2019
 
 
Twilight Tree, Higashi Kagura, Hokkaido, Japan, Michael Kenna, Catherine Couturier Gallery
 
Twilight Tree, Higashi Kagura, Hokkaido, Japan, 2008
 
 
Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, Study 3, France, Michael Kenna, Catherine Couturier Gallery
 
Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, Study 3, France, 2022
 
 
White Copse, Study 4, Wakkanai, Hokkaido, Japan, Michael Kenna, Catherine Couturier Gallery
 
White Copse, Study 4, Wakkanai, Hokkaido, Japan, 2020
 
 
Pine Tree and Nago Island, Tsuda, Shikoku, Japan, Michael Kenna, Catherine Couturier Gallery
 
Pine Tree and Nago Island, Tsuda, Shikoku, Japan, 2022
 
 
Onishi Tree Shadow, Study 1, Hokkaido, Japan, Michael Kenna, Catherine Couturier Gallery
 
Onishi Tree Shadow, Study 1, Hokkaido, Japan, 2023
 
 
Breaking Light, Toya Lake, Hokkaido, Japan, Michael Kenna, Catherine Couturier Gallery
 
Breaking Light, Toya Lake, Hokkaido, Japan, 2009
 
 
White Clouds and Seaweed Farm, Study 1, Hokkaido, Japan, Michael Kenna, Catherine Couturier Gallery
 
White Clouds and Seaweed Farm, Study 1, Hokkaido, Japan, 2023
 
 
Shaman Rock, Hokkaido, Japan, Michael Kenna, Catherine Couturier Gallery
 
Shaman Rock, Hokkaido, Japan, 2018
 
 
Grandfather Oak, Study 45, Beaverton, Oregon, USA, Michael Kenna, Catherine Couturier Gallery
 
Grandfather Oak, Study 45, Beaverton, Oregon, USA, 2021
 
 
Olivia's Tree, Study 2, Bourgogne, France, Michael Kenna, Catherine Couturier Gallery
 
Olivia's Tree, Study 2, Bourgogne, France, 2022
 
 
Toya Lake Boulder, Study 2, Vasto Abruzzo, Italy, Michael Kenna, Catherine Couturier Gallery
 
Toya Lake Boulder, Study 2, Vasto Abruzzo, Italy, 2018
 
 
Snow Covered Fence, Okhotsk Sea, Hokkaido, Japan, Catherine Couturier Gallery
 
Snow Covered Fence, Okhotsk Sea, Hokkaido, Japan, 2023
 
 
Eight Posts, Rumoi, Hokkaido, Japan, Catherine Couturier Gallery
 
Eight Posts, Rumoi, Hokkaido, Japan, 2004
 
 
Leaning Lamp, Bristol, England, Catherine Couturier Gallery
 
Leaning Lamp, Bristol, England, 1987