Monthly Archives: April 2015

Announcing Rose Dickson’s Exhibition “Hiding Place”

We are happy to announce Hiding Place, an exhibition by Rose Dickson, in which she will show work she did during her residence at Studio Kura.

Rose Dickson is a visual artist based in Portland, Oregon. She received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2012. With support from Oregon Arts Commission, Rose has recently been an artist in residence at Organhaus Art Space, Chongqing, China. Her work is in the collection of Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Museum of American History.

Here are some words from the artist herself.

I am a multimedia artist with a background in photography, which lays a foundation for my art practice. My work explores dichotomies of presence and absence, material and immaterial, surface and expanse. Boundaries of space, time and interaction are explored through various methods and subject matter again and again. Keeping in mind the role of the viewer, the experiential quality of my work invites one to participate within the search.

Rose Dickson Hiding Place
Date: April 18 (Saturday) to April 19 (Sunday), 11:00 to 19:00, free entrance
* We will hold an opening party on Saturday the 18th, starting at 15:00.

Announcing Zack Zook’s Exhibition “On Fear / Ring of Fire”

We are happy to announce On Fear / Ring of Fire, an exhibition by Zack Zook, in which he will show work he did during his residence at Studio Kura.

Zook is an American photographer based in Brooklyn, New York City. He was the founder and executive editor of Cousin Corinne’s Reminder, an annual art publication featuring international photography, literature, and painting, and he was the literary events and development director at BookCourt from 2005-2014.

Here are some words from the artist himself.

My work as a photographer is rooted in affection for urbanized Street Photography, which I began producing in New York City as a child. My work in portraiture, nature, and in the studio, is influenced by this perspective and therefor strives to capture scenes that expose viewers to contradictions in human expectations. I shoot using Nikon 35mm and Canon DSLR cameras. I use Nikkor and Zeiss lenses.

Zack Zook On Fear / Ring of Fire
On Fear: Portraiture, Street, Selected Series, and Poems.
Ring of Fire: Live Art Installation
Date: April 25 (Saturday) to April 30 (Thursday), 11:00 to 19:00, free entrance
* We will hold an opening party on Saturday the 25th, starting at 15:00.

Tea Ceremony with Our Residence Artists


The other day our residence artists got invited to tea ceremony at a our neighbors’ house.


After having some sweets while learning about the ceremony, they got to actually enjoy the tea.


Even when getting everything explained in a very simplified way, they looked a little confused at the many meaningful details. Aside from the cultural details, everybody loved the tea!


Before they left, Mr. Inoue wished for everyone’s health and blew a conch horn. Thank you, Mr. Inoue!