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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sunday afternoon opening at Jennifer Jane Gallery

Jennifer Jane Gallery
838 Whalley Ave., New Haven, (203) 494-9905
Yumiko Izu: Secret Garden
Opening Reception: Sun., Nov. 2, 3—6 p.m.

Press release

Yumiko Izu: Secret Garden, an exhibition of platinum-palladium and carbon pigment prints is scheduled to open with a reception on November 2, 2008 from three to six pm at Jennifer Jane Gallery in the Westville Arts District of New Haven, CT.

Yumiko Izu is a master of the technical demands of platinum-palladium printing. She chose this medium to capture the nuanced tones of her complex and delicate subjects. The evanescent blooms of Secret Garden are preserved as contact prints, made from her original 8 x 10 inch negatives, are the extraordinary examples of this sensuous 19th century medium.

Under Izu's direction, Martson Hill Editions, located in New Haven, CT, have made four large scale prints using high resolution digital files from her original negatives. The soft carbon pigments, the rag paper, and the extended tonality, reflect many of the same qualities and sensibilities of the platinum-palladium prints.

Yumiko Izu began her photographic studies in her home town of Osaka, Japan. She continued her training in California and New York where she has worked extensively on advertising and editorial assignments.

To complement the exhibition, Brenton Evans Pianos will be featuring a restored vintage piano from his shop located at 963 State St, New Haven. Performing at the opening reception will be well-known jazz pianist and composer Tony Aiardo (Web). Tony will be playing his interpretation of jazz standards and a selection of his own compositions.


Blogger Beverly Kaye Gallery said...

Jennifer Jane is such a boost to the Westville area. This is a first rate photography gallery and the upcoming show of platinum and palladium prints by Yumiko Izu
will be spectacular. Her flower prints are right up there with Mapplethorpe's, and maybe even a step ahead.

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