Chicago artist Takeshi Moro creates large-scale color photographs that are often the result of collaborations with his subjects. For one series, Moro asked people to enact a traditional Japanese bow of apology in an environment of their choosing, which he then photographed. As an extension of this series, Moro created a large pedestal that participants can use to enact a bow. Moro, born in Tokyo, Japan, uses the traditional Japanese bow of apology to explore how gestures can be a means toward self-expression and self-refection.
Moro’s exhibition opens on the evening of March 4 during First Fridays as the monthly UBS 12 x 12: New Artists/New Work.
Moro discusses his work during an informal gallery talk Tuesday, March 8, at 6 pm.
Tuesday, 10 am – 8 pm (FREE DAY)