Art Installation Komatsu Hiroko: Second Decade at Joseloff Gallery


Lillian Wonderly, Entertainment Editor

The Hartford Art School is presenting Komatsu Hiroko: Second Decade, an art exhibition that will be on view at Joseloff Gallery from October 27th to December 10th, 2022. The Japanese photographer, Komatsu Hiroko has become known for her experimental installations that transform traditional gallery spaces into worlds of monochrome. There will be an opening reception with Komatsu Hiroko on Thursday, October 27 from 5–7 pm. Also, Edith Dale Monston and Dr. Carrie Cushman are holding a Director’s Gallery Talk to introduce the exhibition on Thursday, November 3rd from 5-6 pm.

The exhibition Komatsu Hiroko: Second Decade combines the artist’s immersive photographic environments with work in a variety of other media, including handmade artist books, drawings and photograms, and 8-mm film. Everything on view was made since the year 2020, the start of Komatsu’s second decade as a committed photographer. In all cases, Komatsu pushes the materials that she is working with, to their limits – asking important questions about how we produce, consume, and share knowledge—and what might be taken for granted in the process.

The photo above depicts the installation view of Hiroko’s exhibition from the Davis Museum at Wellesley College. Komatsu Hiroko’s work has been published in Aperture, Asahi Graph, Artforum, and PHaT Photo, among other journals, monographs, and exhibition catalogs. In 2018, she was the recipient of the 43rd Kimura Ihei Award for new photographers in Japan. Her work is held in the collections of The MAST Foundation in Bologna, Tate Modern in London, the Kawasaki City Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the New York Public Library.