m. rosetta hunter art gallery is pleased to present...
Black Rain: Memories, Histories. Places, Bodies
April 7 through May 8, 2014
Artist Reception: April 10, 5-8 PM
Yukiyo Kawano, a third generation hibakusha (nuclear bomb survivor), grew up decades after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki yet her work reflects lasting attitudes towards the bombings. Her main focus is her/our forgetfulness, her/our dialectics of memory, issues around cultural politics, and historical politics. For Black Rain she uses pieces of translucent kimono fabric sewn together with strands of her hair (the artist’s DNA as a third generation hibakusha), for the possibility of looking inward, suggesting another/personal view to our official receptacle of memory.