Athenaeum Music & Arts Library Rotunda Gallery

Rotunda Gallery 


Lisa Kanemoto: Dark Mirror

November 17 - December 29, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, November 16, 6:30-8:30 PM


In Dark Mirror, Lisa Kanemoto presents 42 duo tone photographic images surveying crucial episodes in her life from childhood to adulthood. These experiences engendered feelings ranging from dread to love, from inadequacy to personal satisfaction. They include surviving Nazism in Germany, marriage, a child's mental illness, depression, alcohol dependency, breast cancer, and the emergence of an artistic vocation and the search for the means to express it. The images in Dark Mirror were produced between 1980 and 1995.


There were joyous times, but I never had the desire to portray them. Instead, I was driven to explore my sorrows and torments and transform them into self-images. It gave me a sense of inner order, acceptance and peace.

—Lisa Kanemoto