We are pleased to announce an exhibition Tābyuransu by Layne Farmer on July 22 (Sat) and 23 (Sun), as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.
Layne Farmer is an artist specializing in the field of contemporary abstract painting. He is currently living in Phoenix, Arizona, in the United States where he is finishing his Masters of Fine Arts at Arizona State University in Painting. In 2014 he completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting at the University of North Texas.
Mixing ancient practice with modern material, his process-heavy approach explores the boundary between happenstance and control which results in a coalition of celebrated materiality and the exchange of cultural ideologies.
Here are some words from the artist himself.
This show explores the forces at work, not only within my personal practice but within the current global state of affairs, which lay outside the boundaries of control. Conflicts involving religion, race and gender, environmental and economic concerns, are all topics which insistently erode the emotional fragility of our anxiety-ridden societies. This work aims to see through such negative implications by recognizing their magnitude while allowing ourselves to move with their turbulence.
Layne Farmer “Tābyuransu”
Date: July 22 (Saturday) and 23 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00, free entrance
* We will hold an exhibition party and an artist talk on Saturday the 22nd, starting at 15:30.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists, will be also held on the same dates.