Announcing Stanford Cheung’s Exhibition “CUTAWAY”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition CUTAWAY by Stanford Cheung on June 22(Sat.) & 23(Sun.), as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.

Stanford Cheung stands at the intersection of poetry and music where he cultivates diverse collaborations with writers, visual and musical artists. As a poet, Stanford uses language to examine dystopian thought, often investigating topics that deal with separation and diaspora in society. His debut collection of poems Structures from the Still (Akinoga, 2018) was described by Marc di Saverio as having a “lyrical clarity and sage-like terseness.” Among his chapbooks published include Any Seam or Needlework (The Operating System, 2016) and We Could Be Anything (Crevasse Books, 2019 co-authored). Born into a family of musicians, Stanford is active as a pianist performing throughout North America, Canada and Asia. He is from Toronto.

Here are some words from the artist himself.

We are not moved by sighs
Entering a city such as entering
whole grows to be holy
– from CUTAWAY (excerpt)

CUTAWAY is a long poem that draws its inspirations from the Japanese filmmaker Yasujirō Ozu’s art of the ‘pillow shot.’ Written over a month-long period in Itoshima, the poem’s stanzas are materialized in the form suspended photographs and likewise, bridge narrative outlets for a visual/scenic imperative that is both familiar and new.

Stanford Cheung “CUTAWAY”
Exhibition style: Poetry Installation
Date: June 22 (Saturday) and 23 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 22nd (Sat.), starting at 16:00.
* The exhibitions by other five current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.

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