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March 10, 2005
Dean Sameshima: Young Men At Play
by Kenny Campbell

Taka Ishii Gallery
1-31-6-1F, Shinkawa,
Chuo-ku, Tokyo #104-0033 JAPAN
March 26 - April 23, 2005

Taka Ishii Gallery will exhibit Sameshima's series,"Young Men At Play," a set of 13 color photographic prints. Exhibited images were originally published in amateur magazines illegally distributed in America ca.1960's. The exhibition is modeled formally on these publications: images included in the original publications were likely themseleves "appropriated" from a variety of pre-existing sources, all exhibited images are printed in monochrome -in the fashion of the original, inexpensively produced one-color publications.

Photo: Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery,
Tokyo and Peres Project, Los Angeles

Taka Ishii Gallery