Keizo Kitajima @ Roth through June 6, 2009
The multiple prints on most supports is mirrored in staggered groupings of works that allow for another level of juxtaposition. The resulting confrontation with the viewer is also seen in the frontal address of the subjects of these prints from a series of photographs taken in Okinawa, 1980. The jagged hang, the high contrast of screen prints, the lowbrow, varied supports, not to mention the subject matter of the images, all contribute to a street grit. Japanese prostitutes and American servicemen behaving badly address the camera out of drunkenness and abandon as if the night will go on forever.