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Sangren showcases feature Hayakawa photographs

Jan. 5, 2006

KALAMAZOO--Photographs by artist Hiroshi Hayakawa are on exhibit in the Western Michigan University School of Art showcases in Sangren Hall from Jan. 9 to Feb. 3.

Sangren Hall is open Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 10:30 p.m.

Hayakawa will give a slide lecture on his work in Room 2320 of Sangren Hall at at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2.

Hayakawa teaches photography and drawing at the Columbus College of Art and Design. "My photographic work deals with the transformation of the physical and conceptual properties of the media by means of time, he says. "My images are printed on oxidized sheet metal through the application of photographic emulsion to the surface. In this process, the rust on the metal penetrates the image from underneath and the surface becomes part of the image."

Hayakawa has a B.A. degree in French literature from Keio University in Tokyo; B.F.A. degrees in photography and fine arts from Columbus College of Art and Design; and an M.F.A. degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He received an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship in 2002 and has exhibited his work throughout the Midwest.

For additional information, contact the WMU School of Art Exhibitions Office at (269) 387-2455.

Media contact: Jackie Ruttinger, (269) 387-2455, jacquelyn.ruttinger@wmich.edu

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