Yoko Ikeda & Toshio Shibata

Treescapes

September 13 – October 27, 2018

Toshio Shibata ​Kitashiobara Village, Fukushima

Toshio Shibata
Kitashiobara Village, Fukushima, 2016

Yoko Ikeda ​Kamikawa Town, Hyogo Prefecture, 2011

Yoko Ikeda
Kamikawa Town, Hyogo Prefecture, 2011

Toshio Shibata ​Yokote City, Akita Prefecture, 2015

Toshio Shibata
Yokote City, Akita Prefecture, 2015

Yoko Ikeda ​Kyoto city, Kyoto Prefecture, 2013

Yoko Ikeda
Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, 2013

Toshio Shibata ​Hirakawa City, Aomori Precture, 2006

Toshio Shibata
Hirakawa City, Aomori Precture, 2006

Yoko Ikeda ​Portland, OR, 2010

Yoko Ikeda
Portland, OR, 2010

Toshio Shibata Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture, 2015

Toshio Shibata
Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture, 2015

Yoko Ikeda ​Misato Town, Kumamoto Prefecture, 2011

Yoko Ikeda
Misato Town, Kumamoto Prefecture, 2011

Toshio Shibata Takahashi City, Okayami Prefecture, 2014

Toshio Shibata
Takahashi City, Okayami Prefecture, 2014

Yoko Ikeda Nagano City, 2008

Yoko Ikeda
Nagano City, 2008

Toshio Shibata ​Okura Village, Yamagata Prefecture, 2007

Toshio Shibata
Okura Village, Yamagata Prefecture, 2007

Yoko Ikeda ​Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture, 2014

Yoko Ikeda
Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture, 2014

Toshio Shibata ​Kuroishi City, Aomori Prefecture, 2006

Toshio Shibata
Kuroishi City, Aomori Prefecture, 2006

Yoko Ikeda Salem, MA, 2013

Yoko Ikeda
Salem, MA, 2013

Toshio Shibata Miyoshi City, Tokushima Prefecture, 2012

Toshio Shibata
Miyoshi City, Tokushima Prefecture, 2012

Yoko Ikeda ​Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, 2013

Yoko Ikeda
Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, 2013

Toshio Shibata ​Okawa, 2007

Toshio Shibata
Okawa, 2007

Yoko Ikeda Otterlo, Netherlands, 2013

Yoko Ikeda
Otterlo, Netherlands, 2013

Toshio Shibata Owani town, Aomori Prefecture, 2006

Toshio Shibata
Owani Town, Aomori Prefecture, 2006

Yoko Ikeda Shinjuko Ward, Tokyo, 2012

Yoko Ikeda
Shinjuko Ward, Tokyo, 2012

Toshio Shibata Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, 2013

Toshio Shibata
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, 2013

Yoko Ikeda Minato Ward, Tokyo, 2012

Yoko Ikeda
Minato Ward, Tokyo, 2012

Toshio Shibata Saga City, Saga Prefcture, 2014

Toshio Shibata
Saga City, Saga Prefcture, 2014

Yoko Ikeda London, UK, 2018

Yoko Ikeda
London, UK, 2018

Toshio Shibata ​Kaneyama Town, Yamagata Prefecture, 2015

Toshio Shibata
Kaneyama Town, Yamagata Prefecture, 2015

Press Release

Laurence Miller Gallery is pleased to present YOKO IKEDA and TOSHIO SHIBATA: TREESCAPES, their first joint exhibition in the United States.  With the focus principally on trees, a dozen color photographs by each artist will be on display, each presenting the contrary yet compatible perspectives of these two artists.

While Shibata’s photographs have been exhibited globally for over three decades, Yoko Ikeda is an emerging artist developing a new international following. Both artists grew up in Japan, a country with an ancient appreciation of nature in balance with man.  Shibata is regarded as the preeminent Japanese contemporary landscape photographer, concentrating on manmade infrastructure embedded within the landscape.  Ikeda takes a more whimsical and intimate approach to nature, allowing the camera’s optics to create unpredictable and playful images.  Side by side, a lively conversation develops between these two photographers, of different generations, and their relationship to nature. 

 

Yoko Ikeda is the first recipient of the ALPA AWARD, presented at Photo Basel this past June in recognition of her outstanding photography. In 2016, she won the Higashikawa New Photographer Award, and in 2013 the Philadelphia Museum of Art Purchase Award (from the 86th Annual International Competition: Photography, at the Print Center, Philadelphia).

Many major museums have featured Shibata’s work in solo shows, including the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; the Sprengel Museum in Hanover; the Centre National de Photographie in Paris; and in the U.S. - the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.  In 2012, there was an expansive two-person show of his work, along with paintings by Toeko Tatsuno, at the National Arts Center in Tokyo. In 2013, the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, launched a 16-month-long show of his work. Currently, his work is also on exhibit at the Denver Art Museum in New Territory—Landscape Photography Today.