Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
Solo show, 7/27-9/26/2010
Into the Labyrinth of Photography
The characteristics and charm of ONODERA’s work takes it beyond the general concept of photography. Supported by her endless curiosity, she boldly challenges the possibilities of photographic expression; sometimes she makes modifications to the camera, sometimes she uses collages, sometimes she captures the subject from an unexpected angle; the work she puts into a picture before she releases the shutter being equal to that of a three-dimensional artist. The results are then captured in a single photograph which she develops and prints herself to complete the photographic work.
Although ONODERA’s work captures images of the everyday world, she allows the viewer to experience a visual landscape that overwhelm stereotypes. Moreover, she possesses a unique humor and urbane sense that she uses to entice us into the labyrinth of her photographic world.
This exhibition will consist of approximately sixty works from nine series by ONODERA Yuki, including her earlier works as well as the ‘Transvest’, ‘12 Speed’ and ‘Roma-Roma’, which from part of the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography’s collection.
“Yuki Onodera: A Creative Journey over Two Decades”, Tomoko OKABE : Catalog : Tankosha Publications, Tokyo, 2010.
Portrait of Second-hand Clothes, Below Orpheus, 12 Speed, 12 Speed (Black & White), How to Make a Pearl, Roma – Roma, Transvest, Annular Eclipse, Look Out the Window, Eleventh Finger