MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Join us in celebrating Women's History Month

To celebrate Women's History Month, we are pleased to invite you to a special reception at The Armoury, 840 Madison Avenue, Thursday, March 10, 5-7 pm. 

Our pop-up exhibition space and bookstore on the 2nd floor of The Armoury's Upper East Side store welcome you to meet artists Ellen Fisch, Lisa Ross, and book editors and publishers Russet Lederman and Olga Yatskevich of 10x10 Photobooks. 

Exhibition

Ellen Fisch is currently exhibiting her photographic still-life series at The Armoury (on view through March 26). Small objects, flowers, and fruits became Fisch's subjects of curiosity to study their forms and textures during the forced confinement due to the pandemic. A painter-turned-photographer Fisch relates her work to the genre's long history and its powerful statement with refernce to the essential aspects of human life. 

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In the series, she explores the subtle harmony between the mortal and the immortal. Each work embraces a distinctive personality in the combination of shapes, lines, compositions, and shades depending on the light at the time of day.  Fisch took more than 400 frames of each arrangement and carefully selected the final image -- a labor of love. 

Red Pears and Leaves

Book Signing

Lisa Ross is a photography artist living in New York. Her book Living Shrines of Uyghur China was published in 2013 after she photographed Islamic holy sites over a decade on journeys to China's Xinjiang region in Central Asia. Her monumental images show shrines created during pilgrimages, adorned with small devotional offerings that mark a prayer or visit. They are poignant representations of collective memory and Ross captured their simplicity and austerity.

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In the last few years, over one million Uyghurs and other Muslim populations have been incarcerated by the Chinese authorities. A number of Ross's contacts in the region have been disappeared, including a renowned anthropologist Rahile Dawut who researched these holy sites. 

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Book Signing

10x10 Photobooks founders Russet Lederman and Olga Yatskevich co-edited "What They Saw: Historical Photobooks by Women, 1843-1999" published in 2021. This award-wining book explores photobooks created by women from photography's beginnings to the dawn of the 21st century. The anthology presents a diverse geographic and ethnic selection and includes not only classic bound books but also portfolios, personal albums, unpublished books, zines and scrapbooks. Their research sheds light on the glaring gaps and omissions in current photobook history-in particular, photobooks by non­Western women and women of color. 

Russet Lederman and Olga Yatskevich
"What They Saw: Historical Photobooks by Women, 1843-1999"

Art Reception & Book Signing -- Celebrate Women's History Month!
Thursday, March 10, 5 pm-7 pm. Refreshments will be served.
2nd Floor of The Armoury, 840 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021
Tel. {646) 613-7614 

Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 11 am - 6pm & by appointment
24 EAST 64TH STREET NEW YORK NY 10065 + 1 212 268 7132
www.miyakoyoshinaga.com

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