Kota Ezawa at the Mead Art Museum

January 19, 2017

Kota Ezawa, A Lady and Gentleman in Black

Kota Ezawa, A Lady and Gentleman in Black, 2015, duratrans transparency and LED lightbox, 52-1/2 x 43-1/2 x 2-3/4 inches, 133.5 x 110.5 x 7 cm, edition of 5 with 2 AP

Kota Ezawa, Empty Frame

Kota Ezawa, Empty Frame, 2015, duratrans transparency and LED lightbox, 24-1/2 x 33-1/2 x 2 3/4 inches, 62 x 85 x 7 cm, edition of 5 with 2 AP

On February 9th, the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College will present Rotherwas Project 2: Kota Ezawa, Gardner Museum Revisited. The exhibition which originally debuted at Christopher Grimes Gallery in 2016, features light boxes of the thirteen stolen works of art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, MA.

 

The light boxes are reconstructed in the original size of the thirteen stolen works, and include paintings and sketches by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Manet and Degas. In addition, a light box depicting the now empty museum wall represents the quiet absence of these works.