We are pleased to announce an exhibition The marks of time by Gilly Beal on April 21 (Sat) & 22 (Sun), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.
Gilly Beal currently lives in London, UK.
‘Exploring the potential of gesture, materiality and improvisation’*
The single gestural brushstroke is the predominant feature of British artist Gilly Beal’s work.
In her monochromatic ink and oil paintings, every brushstroke visibly manifests the moment of the physical, imprecise gesture that created it. This limitation of means allows for expression through small variances or nuances of touch.
Here are some words from the artist herself.
In a series of photos, I record the everyday marks or traces that I see around me at Studio Kura. I am fascinated by the idea of these marks as indices – signs of life. Whether worn calligraphic characters on a Shinto shrine’s wooden pillar, or a rusty piece of corrugated iron on the side of a house, they are beautiful and emotive, redolent of the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi. They provide inspiration for a series of mixed-media works.
Gilly Beal “The marks of time”
Exhibition style: Photography and mixed-media painting
Date: April 21(Saturday), 22(Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00, free entrance
* We will hold an exhibition opening party and an artist talk on 22nd (Sun), starting at 15:30.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be also held on the same dates.