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A Shared Elegy

Exhibition and Symposium

Starts: Friday, October 13, 2017,
Ends: Thursday, November 16, 2017, 12:00am

Grunwald Gallery of Art

A Shared Elegy presents two pairs of photographers connected by family ties. Osamu James Nakagawa and his uncle Takayuki Ogawa, and Elijah Gowin and his father Emmet Gowin present unique but overlapping visions recording family histories. Nakagawa, like his uncle Ogawa, grew up in Japan and draws upon his country’s traditions and the practice of honoring elders; family heritage and home in Virginia have inspired the Gowins to make photographs that depict the intimate and hallowed nature of the world. These photographs compel us to reflect and consider our place in the cycle of life. A symposium will take place on October 13, starting with a panel discussion featuring Emmet and Elijah Gowin and Osamu James Nakagawa. The evening will continue with a keynote lecture by Emmet Gowin and a reception. Please contact the Grunwald Gallery for more information.