Toshi Ueshina, "Music Cassette Tape, Drumstick Rock, Echo Canyon, Utah", 1997/2007(print) from the series "Enghi Object" series, ambrotype, 6½x8½”

Toshi Ueshina, “Music Cassette Tape, Drumstick Rock, Echo Canyon, Utah”, 1997/2007(print) from the series “Enghi Object” series, ambrotype, 6½x8½”

Toshi Ueshina

Found objects may be constructed of what seems like various elements, but the encounter with events, places and time are actually an expression of “Enghi”.

Enghi is a term in Japanese meaning that reality is the result of various causes and conditions gathering together and our sensibility to the wondering the various encounters.

In the cities, there are remains of various discarded objects which have lost their original places and purposes. There was even a strange sense of beauty in those objects. Those things were strewn like shattered pieces of memory for the city, perhaps keepsakes, or at least a reminder for all of us to remain vigilant and prayful.

Toshi Ueshina (Tucson, AZ) first studied photography with Linda Connor at San Francisco Art Institute, and received an MFA at Arizona State University where he worked with Mark Klett on the collaborative Third View Project, a contemporary survey of the American West (book published in 2004). A presenter at the 2004 Society for Photographic Education National Conference, Ueshina has exhibited his work throughout the U.S. including shows at the George Eastman House, Arizona State Art Museum, and Light Factor. Since 2006 he has lived Tucson, AZ where he teaches photography and digital photography at Pima College. Ueshina was an Artist-in-Residence at CPW in 2005.