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Urban Asia

Kirk Pedersen,
Nissin, Central District, Hong Kong
, 2009,
Digital C-print,
Courtesy of the artist

Urban Asia: Photographs by Kirk Pedersen

May 5 through June 26, 2011
in the Contemporary Gallery

In exploring the realities of contemporary urban Asia, Kirk Pedersen’s work presents a shifting perspective on the intersection of East and West. Pedersen captures urban cityscapes throughout Asia including Japan, China, Taiwan and Malaysia, and invites the viewer to appreciate the beauty in their density and grittiness. His large-format patterned abstractions refresh and challenge our expectations of photography.