We are happy to announce A Dazzling Grey, an exhibition by Betty Susiarjo, as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.
Betty Susiarjo is a mixed media artist based in Singapore. She received her MA (Fine Arts) with Distinction from Winchester School of Art, England and her BA (Fine Arts) from Surrey Institute of Arts and Design, England. Her works has been shown in UK, Turkey, Mexico, Indonesia, Malaysia and recently participated in an exhibition exploring ‘motions’ in OTA Fine Arts (until May 19 2016), both Singapore and Japan.
She is interested to understand how humans’ experience of time affects their experience of beauty. Focusing on each moment arrested in a mundane scene, her works present poetic and melancholic impressions of the time, so much so that it opens up to a space of contemplation. Recently, she has been interested in the study of light and shadow and how their qualities affect our encounter with beauty.
Here are some words from the artist herself.
A Dazzling Grey presents a collection of poems, which explore my interpretations of shadow. A shadow is a dark area made by something which blocks rays of light. Through my time here in Itoshima, I have discovered new insights associated with shadow, largely inspired by Japanese traditional aesthetics and poetry. In writing these texts, I have used the phenomenon as a metaphor to observe notions of longing, fear and desire, creating introspective moments which are austere, melancholic and personal.
Betty Susiarjo “A Dazzling Grey”
Date: June 25 (Saturday) & 26 (Sunday), 11:00 to 19:00, free entrance
* We will hold an artist talk and opening party on Saturday the 25th, starting at 15:30.
* Exhibitions by other 6 artists (Vieno James, Alexander James Romero, Emilie Lang, Zac Grenfell, Ruby Silvious, Ashley Yeo Yakka) will be held during the same exhibition period.