Announcing Geneviève Lebleu’s exhibition “it’s ok to be sad in the summer”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition it’s ok to be sad in the summer by Geneviève Lebleu on October 26(Sat.) – 27(Sun.), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Geneviève Lebleu is a multidisciplinary artist from Québec City and is currently based in Montréal. She graduated with distinction from Concordia University in Studio Arts (2016) and completed a semester at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem (Israel). Her work was featured in various events, exhibitions and festivals in Montréal (Le Vidéographe, GIV [Groupe Intervention Vidéo], Eastern Bloc, Perte de Signal, Festival SOIR, Galerie Galerie) but also abroad—in Israel and in Indiana where she attended her first artist residency in August 2017.

In this drawing installation, Geneviève explores the idea of psychological trauma and alienation through drawings inspired by Itoshima’s surrounding nature. During her residency at Studio Kura, she has been interested in the actions of looking and collecting and in how these simple tasks can be altered by past experiences. She was greatly inspired by traditional Japanese botanical illustration and by how nature has the capacity of conveying notions of sadness, nostalgia and pain and yet still remain beautiful.

Geneviève Lebleu “it’s ok to be sad in the summer”
Exhibition style: Drawing installation
Date: October 26 (Saturday) to 27 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 26th (Sat.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other nine current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.

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