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Spring 2008 | Volume 31, Number 1 | Features

Kayo Nakamura, Adjunct Professor of Art

Image from a video submited by Professor Kayo Nakamura
"ake" Undated, Video by Professor Kayo Nakamura.

By Katie Kresser, SPU Assistant Professor of Art History
Photo by John Keatley

Most of the pieces in the exhibit were in the more traditional media of painting and sculpture, but Kayo Nakamura submitted a video. Here, to the tune of Barry Manilow’s “I Made It Through the Rain,” a fluffy white bear (Kayo herself), floats across a lake as the sun comes out from behind opening clouds. This piece added a dimension of movement and sound to the exhibition, and also a welcome bit of lightheartedness. With the Manilow and the plush bear, there is a kind of cheerful irony, as if to say, “everything is all right now — and anyway, it wasn’t such a big deal in the first place.” Kayo seems to ask if maybe we don’t take some of our hardships a little too seriously.


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