We are happy to announce Out of the Blue, an exhibition by Shari Diamond, as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.
Shari Diamond is an artist based in New York City. Her work incorporates photography and digital technology and has been shown in the USA, Mexico and Israel. Shari is a full time faculty at Parsons School of Design.
Her practice explores individuality and difference as it relates to our social, sexual and political constructs. Narrative is a constant thread throughout her work, always speaking to a larger political condition rooted in personal experience of difference.
During her residency, Shari will be exploring art making as a contemplative practice utilising the image and symbolism of the paper crane as her starting point.
Here are some words from the artist herself.
My intention while living in Itoshima and in residence at Studio Kura was to explore art making as a contemplative practice. Prior to arriving to the residency, I visited Hiroshima and was moved and inspired by the image of the paper crane and its symbolism of hope for peace.
Working with cyanotype, a non-silver photographic process originated in the 1840’s, and origami (specifically the folding of the paper crane) these images incorporate process, time, reflection and contemplation.
Shari Diamond “Out of the Blue”
Date: April 23 (Saturday), 24 (Sunday), 11:00 to 19:00, free entrance
* We will hold an opening party and an artist talk on Saturday the 23rd, starting at 15:00
* Exhibitions by other 4 artists (Tara Benjamin-Morgan, Beste Miray Doğan, Michelle Pei Ting Huang, Molly Garcia-Underwood) will be held during the same exhibition period.