Masayo Nishimura “My Old ‘New Town’ Recollections Vol.3”

Ceres Gallery

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[Image: Masayo Nishimura "The Elephant & Beauty" (2016) Color photograph 32 x 26 1/4 in.]

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This exhibition features color photographs that Nishimura shot in her hometown, Senri New Town, Japan, located just north of Osaka City. The town was the first of the “New Towns”-large-scale residential satellite towns designed by the government throughout Japan in the ‘60s.

With its posh single family homes, neat apartment complexes, parks, schools, shopping centers, and tree-lined roads, the New Town attracted many young families with children from the beginning. Fifty years later, however, the town’s population now has a high proportion of senior citizens and very few children. Scores of houses stand vacant. Nishimura noticed this transformation and started to document the many faces of this aging “model city.”

Thursday, May 19th, 7:00 PM Vernita N’Cognita will be performing Shadows & Memories of the Future



from April 26, 2016 to May 21, 2016

Opening Reception on 2016-04-28 from 18:00 to 20:00

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