Louis M Schmidt "Persons Unknown"


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The Japanese Friendship Garden represents an exhibition of Louis M Schmidt: “Persons Unknown”. He is delighted to bring his ongoing series shooting in different cities around world. In this exhibition, the artist selected photographs of four recent trips to Tokyo, Japan. The exhibition introduces his unique vision of a way of looking at people in a city and curiosity of life in Japan. He captivates urban images through abstract view of pedestrians, architecture and city details.

The Exhibition leads a way of looking at people in a city, a way to relate the human body to its environment, a way to think about how architecture affects our emotional well-being and even a way to find and spiritualize the thresholds of our passage across this sacred horizontal plane we call Earth.  

Louis M Schmidt is an artist based in Los Angeles, CA. He earned a BFAin Studio Arts graduating Summa cum Laude and a BA in Art History in 2004 from the University of Colorado, and an MFA in Visual Arts from UC San Diego in 2010. His work is centered on drawing, installation, photography and self-publishing, he has produced over 40 books of his own work. Schmidt has participated in the LA Art Book Fair at MoCA Geffen for many years, as well as the NY and Tokyo Art Book Fairs. His publishing work, drawings and photographs have been featured in group and solo exhibitions in San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and elsewhere.

Public Opening Reception    

Friday, February 3, 2017   5:00pm - 7:00pm  Wine & Hors d'oeuvres / Entrance Fee $5.00

RSVP contact 619-232-2784 or registrar@niwa.org or here