Monthly Archives: June 2015

Announcing Andrew Prayzner’s Exhibition “One Hundred Views of Nothing”


We are happy to announce One Hundred Views of Nothing, an exhibition by Andrew Prayzner, in which he will show work he did during his residence at Studio Kura.

Andrew Prayzner is a painter living and working in Brooklyn, NY(USA). His wrok has appeared in solo and group exhibits throughout the United States, and the latest Group Exhibition was held in Germany.

Here are some words from the artist himself.

The project I am working here at Studio Kura is a continuation of my Nocturne series. The drawings are made at night and drawn “blind”, meaning I don’t look at the drawing while making it. The process is about observation of not only environmental phenomena but also one of mediation between internal and external psychological space.

The end of my residency will culminate in an exhibition of one hundred of these drawings in Studio Kura’s gallery. The exhibition title, One Hundred Views of Nothing refers to Katsushika Hokusai and Utagama Hiroshige’s ukiyo-e prints depictions of Mount Fuji and Edo, respectively. These works greatly informed my drawing as they were concerned with everyday experiences and experimented with spatial perception.

Andrew Prayzner One Hundred Views of Nothing
Date: June 27 (Saturday) to June 28 (Sunday), 11:00 to 19:00, free entrance
* We will hold an opening party on Saturday the 27th, starting at 15:00.

Announcing Julie Forgues’s Exhibition “before scape / after land = in-betweens”


We are happy to announce before scape / after land = in-betweens, an exhibition by Julie Forgues, in which she will show work she did during her residence at Studio Kura.

After a May residency at Red Gate Residency in Beijing, China, Canadian
visual artist Julie Forgues will continue at Kura Studio her ongoing study
with the photographic of “in-betweens” sites; before-places and
after-spaces in limbo.

She has been a faculty member of the Department des arts visuels of
Université de Moncton since 2000 as a photography professor. This residency
is funded by a partnership between the New Brunswick Arts Board and the
Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation (pilot project for International Creative
Residency 2015).

Here are some words from the artist herself.

before scape / after land = in-betweens reveals sites that are neither culture nor nature, but sites in waiting: waiting to be altered, waiting to be acknowledged, waiting to be land-scapes. Green specks are superimposed on the photographic images – that are deprived of color – suggesting “the perfect natural color”, the pure nature, the untamed nature. These blotches are themselves sites, as they produce lingering in-betweens waiting to be naturally re-enveloped or remodelled into a place of value. The green also represents the Japanese monochrome environment with green patches that appear here and there as rice fields, forests, home gardens, etc. By superimposing the green ink spots to the black and white images, a new in-between is formed as if the color is overtaking the image, but is waiting to do so. These images are though in a state of limbo, of in-betweens.

Julie Forgues before scape / after land = in-betweens
Date: June 27 (Saturday) to June 28 (Sunday), 11:00 to 19:00, free entrance
* We will hold an opening party on Saturday the 27th, starting at 15:00.

Announcing Sarah Nguyen’s Exhibition “Tabimakura”


We are happy to announce Tabimakura, an exhibition by Sarah Nguyen, in which she will show work she did during her residence at Studio Kura.

Sarah Nguyen is a painter living and working in rural Missouri. Her work has appeared in solo and group exhibits throughout the United States, including galleries in Chicago, Philadelphia, Kansas City, and New York City. She works as an art instructor at the University of Central Missouri.

Sarah Nguyen Tabimakura
Date: June 18 (Thursday), 11:00 to 19:00, free entrance
* We will hold an opening party starting at 18:00.

Some Pictures from Hannah Reber & Gert-Jan Akerboom’s Nami Multifraktal

Hello! This is Alejandro.
Today I’m writing to you about Hannah Reber & Gert-Jan Akerboom’s exhibition Nami Multifraktal.

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This is a mechanism to project every drop of water that pours from a bottle. An installation making use of light, and shadow, and mirrors. A fractal-like image gets projected on the walls.
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