How Many Miles to Babylon?
From July 12 to August 4, 2018, MIYAKO YOSHINAGA is pleased to present a summer group show entitled How Many Miles to Babylon? An opening reception will be held on Thursday, July 12, 6-8PM.
Although far from perfect, humans possess the immense ability to adapt physically and psychologically when confronted with injury, illness, dysfunction, and trauma. This exhibition features eight photographers who ponder such adverse fate and find inspiration in the fundamental desire for recovery and survival that is often accompanied by irreversible wounds - both visible and invisible.
How many miles to Babylon? Three score miles and ten. Can I get there by candle-light? Yes, and back again. If your heels are nimble and your toes are light, You may get there by candle-light.
Taking its title from an old English nursery rhyme, the exhibition alludes to the arduous journey of daily survival in which pain and fear are often not immediately visible but neither secretive or denied. The participating artists are Emi Anrakuji, Rose Farrell & George Parkin, Hitoshi Fugo, Graciela Iturbide, Mari Katayama, Mayumi Lake, Natasha Phillips and Lisa Ross.