Suginami: Photography by James Luckett
April 30 – May 31
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk
James’ book will be available for sale. Light refreshments will be available.Monday, May 2 from 7 – 9 PM
Suginami is one of 23 ku, or wards, of Tokyo, an area of the city where James lived for 5 years. Houses and apartments there are sited tightly together; narrow streets and even narrower paths wind around themselves, forming a maze of walls, fences, gates and plants that carefully delimit private space from public. Daily walks took him in, around and through the margins of this area of the city for hours on end. Suginami is an exploration of the ways this landscape layers in the edges of a frame, of the transformation of light inside the dark box of the camera and of the space of discovery between the viewfinder and the eye.
has worked for over 20 years art and photography and exhibited nationally. He has earned an MFA from the University of Arizona, labored as a master printer in a forensic photography lab and taught award winning photography classes in Tucson and Chicago. He now fashions digital and analog images with a wide range of photographic means, manners, methods and mistakes at Antioch College. In 2011 his chemically manipulated gelatin silver prints were awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award. Luckett has also been cooking traditional homestyle Japanese food for over two decades. James learned most everything he knows about working in a kitchen from the kindness of mothers and the encouragement of aunts while living in Tokyo. He’s catered Japanese New Year’s food, hosted elaborate dinner parties, and sampled the full-range of Japanese cooking from the lowest to the highest in the company of executives, vagabonds and friends. He is the cook at Tables of Contents Café, located inside Blue Jacket Books in Xenia, Ohio. You’re invited to follow his interests and exploits at his long running, ever evolving, always accumulating website consumptive org.
James Show is part of the Japanese Suymposium, a cultural journey through Asia. Info available at Yellow Springs Experience