Breezeless, Mikio Hasui, Peace Land, 2005, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

MIKIO HASUI
Peace Land #1, 2005
C-Print
25 x 63 in.
Ed. of 5

Breezeless, Haruhi Fujii, Les rêves d’un oiseau solitaire, 2009, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

HARUHI FUJII
Les rêves d’un oiseau solitaire #3, 2009
Archival Pigment Print
10.75 x 10.5 in.
Ed. of 10

Breezeless, Haruhi Fujii, Les rêves d’un oiseau solitaire, 2009, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

HARUHI FUJII
Les rêves d’un oiseau solitaire #4, 2009
Archival Pigment Print
13.5 x 10.5 in.
Ed. of 10

Breezeless, Haruhi Fujii, Les rêves d’un oiseau solitaire, 2009, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

HARUHI FUJII
Les rêves d’un oiseau solitaire #1, 2009
Archival Pigment Print
13.5 x 10.5 in.
​Ed. of 10

Breezeless, Gentaro Ishisuka, Inner Passage, Chuou-Ku Nihon Bridge, 2008, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

GENTARO ISHIZUKA
Chuou-Ku Nihon Bridge, 2008
C-Print
12 x 10 in.
Ed. of 5

Breezeless, Gentaro Ishisuka, Inner Passage, Minato-Ku Nakano Bridge, 2008, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

GENTARO ISHIZUKA
Minato-Ku Nakano Bridge, 2008
C-Print
12 x 10 in.
​Ed. of 5

Breezeless, Gentaro Ishisuka, Inner Passage, Shinjuku-Ku, Otaki Bridge, 2008, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

GENTARO ISHIZUKA
Shinjuku-Ku, Otaki Bridge, 2008
C-Print
12 x 10 in.
​Ed. of 5

Breezeless, Gentaro Ishisuka, Inner Passage, Chiyoda-Ku, Shohei Bridge, 2008, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

GENTARO ISHIZUKA
Chiyoda-Ku, Shohei Bridge, 2008
C-Print
12 x 10 in.
​Ed. of 5

Breezeless, Mikio Hasui, Peace Land, 2005, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

MIKIO HASUI
Peace Land #2, 2005
C-Print
25 x 63 in.
​Ed. of 5

Breezeless, Mikio Hasui, Peace Land, 2005, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

MIKIO HASUI
Peace Land #3, 2005
C-Print
25 x 63 in.
​Ed. of 5

Breezeless, Taishi Hirokawa, Time and Tide, 2006, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

TAISHI HIROKAWA
Time and tide –月・日– #4, 2006
Lightjet Print
47.25 x 37.75 in.
Ed. of 10

Breezeless, Taishi Hirokawa, Time and Tide, 2006, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

TAISHI HIROKAWA
Time and tide –月・日– #5, 2006
Lightjet Print
47.25 x 37.75 in.
​Ed. of 10

Haruna Kawanishi, Call Sign, Call sign #14, 2009, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

HARUNA KAWANISHI
Call sign #14, 2009
Archival Pigment Print
6 x 7.5 in.
​Ed. of 20

Haruna Kawanishi, Call Sign, Call sign #6, 2009, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

HARUNA KAWANISHI
Call sign #6, 2009
Archival Pigment Print
6 x 7.5 in.
​Ed. of 20

Haruna Kawanishi, Call Sign, Call sign #5, 2009, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

HARUNA KAWANISHI
Call sign #5, 2009
Archival Pigment Print
6 x 7.5 in.
​Ed. of 20

Haruna Kawanishi, Call Sign, Call sign #2, 2009, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

HARUNA KAWANISHI
Call sign #2, 2009
Archival Pigment Print
6 x 7.5 in.
​Ed. of 20

Breezeless, Kiiro, Symphony, 2011, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

KIIRO
Symphony #1, 2011
Archival Pigment Print
23.5 x 33 in.
​Ed. of 5

Breezeless, Kiiro, Symphony, 2011, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

KIIRO
Symphony #2, 2011
Archival Pigment Print
23.5 x 33 in.
​Ed. of 5

Breezeless, Kiiro, Symphony, 2011, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

KIIRO
Symphony #4, 2011
Archival Pigment Print
23.5 x 33 in.
Ed. of 5

Breezeless, Chie Murakami, Japanese Girls, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

CHIE MURAKAMI
Girl with pearl necklace, 2010
Print on Washi Paper
33 x 23.5 in.
​Ed. of 10

Breezeless, Chie Murakami, Japanese Girls, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

CHIE MURAKAMI
Girl with green cloth, 2010
Print on Washi Paper
33 x 23.5 in.
Ed. of 10

Breezeless, Chie Murakami, Japanese Girls, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

CHIE MURAKAMI
Girl with hat, 2010
Print on Washi Paper
33 x 23.5 in.
​Ed. of 10

Breezeless, Takemi Saito, A picture book of a girl falling down, Bath, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

TAKEMI SAITO
Bath, 2010
Archival Pigment Print
11.75 x 16.5 in.
Ed. of 30

Breezeless, Takemi Saito, A picture book of a girl falling down, Birthday, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

TAKEMI SAITO
Birthday, 2010
Archival Pigment Print
11.75 x 16.5 in.
​Ed. of 30

Breezeless, Takemi Saito, A picture book of a girl falling down, Camping, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

TAKEMI SAITO
Camping, 2010
Archival Pigment Print
11.75 x 16.5 in.
​Ed. of 30

Breezeless, Takemi Saito, A picture book of a girl falling down, Kimono, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

TAKEMI SAITO
Kimono, 2010
Archival Pigment Print
11.75 x 16.5 in.
​Ed. of 30

Press Release

"Breezeless," an exhibition dedicated to contemporary Japanese photography, features the work of eight photographers: Mikio Hasui, Taishi Hirokawa, Gentaro Ishizuka, Haruhi Fujii, Haruna Kawanishi, Kiiro, Chie Murakami, and Takemi Saito. 

"Breezeless" evokes a special relationship with nature and its cycles.  Taishi Hirokawa’s work visualizes the passage of time with an overwhelming sense of presence, while Mikio Hasui expresses the thoughts and judgments that shape the photographic process.  Together, these two artists capture the essence of Tokyo through portraits of the city’s shrines and Meijro’s forests.  Gentaro Ishizuka shows us a new vision of Tokyo that reveals an essential ecological awareness.  Meanwhile, a suspension of time and sense of latency draws us through the sublime atmosphere created by emerging photographer Kiiro.

"Breezeless" also whispers and breathes mystery and imposes an intimate relationship with the viewer.  In the dreamlike atmosphere of Haruhi Fujii, young girls seem similar to birds, symbols of the fragility of our existence.  Chie Murakami tests the ambiguity of when young girls adopt adult attitudes, while Haruna Kawanishi introduces us to an allegorical and urban interpretation of the Snow White fairytale.  Finally, Takemi Saito describes with humor the eccentric adventures of a young girl.

This exhibition supports the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund, created by the Japan Society in New York, and is made possible by the support of Gallery 21 in Tokyo, a longtime partner of Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, and Oneaba, a large photography event that was organized for the first time outside Japan during the New York Photo Festival in May 2011.