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Artist Yuki Tawada deliberately erases and scratches the surface of her prints. “White Out No. 12,” an ink jet print scratched by eraser with acrylic, is part of an exhibit opening Tuesday at Texas Woman’s University.

Exhibit contemplates time, space through photographs

Texas Woman’s University opens an exhibit on Tuesday dedicated to up-and-coming photographers from the East.

“Contemplation: Emerging Female Photographers From Japan” features work by Tomoe Murakami, Yuki Tawada, Yuhki Toyama and Ai Takahashi. The exhibit has been loaned to TWU by Pictura Gallery in Bloomington, Indiana.

Murakami stares at the boundary between the visible and the invisible through her ephemeral landscapes, often filled with mist or clouds. By erasing and scratching the surface of her prints, Tawada uncovers a sense of the strength and interdependence between people and cities.

In snapshot photographs by Toyama, everyone and everything looks isolated while longing for the other. Takahashi’s continuous shooting of one remote rural village and those who live there depicts experience of place that runs perpendicular to our urban linear experience of time.

The exhibit will run through Sept. 18 in both the East and West galleries at the TWU Fine Arts Building, at Oakland Street and Pioneer Circle. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday when classes are in session, and by appointment on weekends. Admission is free.

An artists’ lecture will be at 4 p.m. Sept. 12, followed by a reception in the West Gallery at 5 p.m.

— Staff report


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