1 JOCHEN LEMPERT (IZU PHOTO MUSEUM, NAGAIZUMI, JAPAN; CURATED BY YOSHIE KUNITA) The Izu Photo Museum, set among the foothills of Mount Fuji, with interior spaces and surrounding gardens designed by the artist Hiroshi Sugimoto, was an apposite and empathetic setting for Lempert’s closely observed images of the natural world. Printed in the darkroom by the artist and installed directly on the gallery’s walls without any form of framing, Lempert’s deceptively modest pictures of birds, insects, plants, and the open seasome no more than a few inches widewere, like nature itself, things of wonder.
Co-organized with the German Embassy, Tokyo.
2 “THINGS ARE WHAT WE ENCOUNTER: DR. CHARLES SMITH + HEATHER HART” (JOHN MICHAEL KOHLER ARTS CENTER, SHEBOYGAN, WI; CURATED BY KAREN PATTERSON) Since 1986, Dr. Charles Smith, a self-taught artist and Vietnam veteran, has worked on the
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