Announcing Madelyn Barrante’s Exhibition “13 Hours”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition 13 Hours by Madelyn Barrante on June 22(Sat.) & 23(Sun.), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Madelyn Barrante recently studied art education and received her degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the USA. She obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts focusing in painting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2017. Madelyn lives in a rural community outside Johnstown Pennsylvania. Her work is an insight of family and interpersonal connections, focusing on how these connections grow, change, and break and the impact they have on the life of an individual over a period of time.

Madelyn Barrante is doing a surface level culture investigation of two rural communities separated by almost 7,000 miles and a 13 hour time difference. Barrante visually compares surface level images of her rural community in Pennsylvania to those she has taken in Itoshima. Her goal is to visual show culture is much more than surface appearance and the same is true for its community and their members.

Madelyn Barrante “13 Hours”
Exhibition style: Graphite, Watercolor, and Oil on paper
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.

Announcing Ryder Richards’s Exhibition “a mere appendage”

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

Ryder Richards was born (1977) and raised in Roswell, New Mexico. He currently lives and works in the Dallas area as an artist, writer, and occasional curator.
He earned a Masters in Fine Art from Texas Christian University and a Bachelors from Texas Tech University. His work has been exhibited across the United States from Brooklyn to Seattle, as well as internationally in Germany, China, Greece, Spain, and London.

Drawing tools purchased locally from large companies, Richards’ drawings consider the universal trend of DIY. The common tools are uncommon, somewhat exotic, though familiar in form and function. By making meticulous drawings the tools are elevated, fetishized, and granted a status (or agency) from which to open conversations about work, craft, cultural production, and the precarity of the labor class.

In America Richards has been drawing tools and creating art installations from Home Depot products for several years. His interest lies in the consumers ability to purchase DIY equipment as a means to self-empower, building online communities through Youtube tutorials, and the contradictions inherent to these practices.

Ryder Richards “a mere appendage”
Exhibition style: drawing
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.

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.

Announcing Arthur Braud’s Exhibition “This is Fukuoka.”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition This is Fukuoka. by Arthur Braud on June 22(Sat.) & 23(Sun.), as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.

Arthur Braud is a Vietnamese-American watercolor painter from Portland, Oregon, United States. He completed his Bachelors of Fine Art in Painting at Western Michigan University in 2015. Since then, Braud has participated in over 20 gallery exhibitions including the Grand Rapids Art Prize and has sold to several institutions across the globe. Braud is currently a traveling artist utilizing the next several months to collect imagery, connect with individuals, and research foreign traditions for his next line of work.

Here are some words from the artist himself.

This is Fukuoka is a study of three individuals who share the same city but are from three very different backgrounds. Through repetitive imagery, traditional motifs, and portraiture, Braud aims to unveil each one’s story and their unspoken insecurities.

Arthur Braud “This is Fukuoka.”
Exhibition style: Watercolor & 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.

Announcing Lyubov Matyunina’s Exhibition “Spirited away”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Spirited away by Lyubov Matyunina on June 22(Sat.) & 23(Sun.), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Lyubov Matyunina is specialised in moving image, textile and masks and based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She holds BA in Fine Arts from Gerrit Rietveld Academy (Amsterdam) and Master’s degree in Journalism from BFU (Russia). Her solo show Carpetologia was presented at W139, Amsterdam (2017). Her film-carpet was part of the ART Rotterdam 2018; “Who can be happy and free?” (2014) and got TENT Academy Public Choice Award in Rotterdam (2014). Participant of group exhibitions and festivals including “Post Peace” at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart (2016); 5’th Moscow biennial of contemporary art (special project Plaing Nature) (2013) and others.

Here are some words from the artist herself.

Project “Spirited away” is a tribute for the Japanese folklore, attempt to rethink the past and create a contemporary Yokai.
I am researching and investigate the stories and legends about Yokai in the Fukuoka region, but also creating my own Yokai based on the contemporary lifestyle of the region.

Lyubov Matyunina “Spirited away”
Exhibition style: installation, mixed media
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.

Announcing Sally Clegg’s Exhibition “Fruit”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Fruit by Sally Clegg on June 22(Sat.) & 23(Sun.), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Sally Clegg is a multidisciplinary artist from Pelham Massachusetts with a background in both visual and literary arts. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, and her work appears in the permanent collections of the New York Public Library, Hampshire College, Wheaton College, and the University of Michigan. Her most recent solo exhibition, Bundle, was shown at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the spring of 2018, and she is a 2018 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellow in Drawing & Printmaking.

Fruit considers artmaking as an act of self-exploration and play. Using a set of vintage carving tools from Japan, left to the artist by her grandmother but never used, Sally Clegg creates mokuhanga prints based on new experiences with food and landscape. Fruit is a component of her larger project Auto-Affection, an investigation of self-intimacy through reimagining interactions with everyday items.

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Sally Clegg “Fruit”
Exhibition style: mokuhanga printmaking
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.

Piano concert by Stanford Cheung on June 15(Sat.)

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Our current residence artist, Stanford Cheung will have his piano concert at 14:00 this Saturday on 15th at Ikisan community center in Itoshima city!

A poet and musician from Toronto, he offers to enjoy his wonderful piano recital to local people and classic music lovers here in Itoshima.


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「いきさん音楽会」一貴山校区まちづくりコンサート: Ikisan Concert

Time Schedule: *Free concert to entry
13:30- The venue will be opened
14:00- first program by a local community band called Fukuyoshi Music Mate
14:30- tea time
14:45- second program by Stanford Cheung
15:30- end of the program

Date: June 15 Saturday
Place: Itoshima Ikisan Community Center: 糸島市立一貴山公民館
Address: 福岡県糸島市二丈石崎81 / 81 Nijo-Ishizaki, Itoshima, Fukuoka
Map: http://urx.blue/QVwD
Booking to call (in Japanese): 092 325 0151 to Ikisan Community Center

Info in Japanese: https://www.studiokura.com/blog/2019/05/15/9161/

Announcing Kim Karlsrud’s Exhibition “100% Natural 100% Artificial”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition 100% Natural 100% Artificial by Kim Karlsrud on May 25(Sat.) & 26(Sun.), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Kim Karlsrud’s public installations and (sometimes unsanctioned) interventions examine the broad meanings and complexities of urban ecology at many scales. She is the co-founder of Commonstudio, a collaborative creative practice with international projects and research exploring the disciplinary grey areas between landscape, urbanism, and public practice.

Here are some words from the artist herself.

Urban landscapes can be viewed from many scales and perspectives in an attempt to understand the conditions of the contemporary metropolis as a complex ecosystem. In the context of our “post-wild” world, reconciling “nature” and “city” into a more seamless space of understanding becomes an increasingly urgent challenge.

The work done at Studio Kura are a series of material experiments that blur the line between what is natural and artificial, and play with both aesthetics and the modification of nature, encouraging viewers to reconsider what is nature.

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Kim Karlsrud “100% Natural 100% Artificial”
Exhibition style: Material Experiments/Installation
Date: May 25 (Saturday) and 26 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 25th (Sat.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.

Announcing Arne Kohlweyer’s Film Screening “Drübenland – The Land Over There”

We are pleased to announce a film screening Drübenland – The Land Over There by Arne Kohlweyer on May 25(Sat.) & 26(Sun.).

Arne Kohlweyer is a filmmaker, writer and photographer originally from Berlin.
He finished his post-graduate studies in film directing at FAMU in Prague. Prior to that he studied photography in Graz, Austria, literature in Frankfurt/Oder, Germany and film theory at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. Arne has made various short films, directed for German television and got 2017 nominated for the prestigious Grimme-Award (equivalent to the German Emmys). He was a Berlinale Talent, a participant of the Locarno Summer Academy and the Torino Film Lab.

Here are some words from the artist himself.

It is an ordinary day in autumn 1989 at a new concrete tower block estate in the northeast of Berlin. Seven-year-old Marko is collecting money for his class trip with his best friend Ecki. His older siblings are fighting over the family’s only sex education book and the grandfather has all hands full to keep his grandchildren under control. And even though Marko’s parents are on holiday, he still has to go to bed much too early. But the very next morning something seems different. A sort of wall has fallen over. What’s the big deal? Can’t it just get rebuilt? And this is the only reason why gym class is cancelled? But things get worse: Marko’s teacher has run off to a country called “over there” with the class fund, his older sister is severely depressed, the middle brother couldn’t be happier about the new western magazines – and all because of “over there”. What is it, this so called “over there”? As his parents aren’t actually around, Marko has to find out by himself.

Arne Kohlweyer “Drübenland – The Land Over There: 向こう側の地”
Exhibition style: Short Film
Date: May 25 (Saturday) and 26 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 25th (Sat.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.

Announcing Meredith Bardo’s Exhibition “A fragile chain to link us together”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition A fragile chain to link us together by Meredith Bardo on May 25(Sat.) & 26(Sun.), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Meredith Bardo is a Multi-Media artist and Graphic Designer living in Chicago. She has a BFA in Illustration, from Pacific Northwest College of Art. She currently works as the Brand Manager at a non-profit. Her work is filled with colorful shapes, patterns and cute, puffy characters. She is interested in themes of identity through outer-representation, often using symbols, objects and clothing as an extension of ones personality. Her work varies in mediums, from digital to installation, but always encompasses the same overarching style and themes she’s drawn to.

Here are some words from the artist herself.

Accessories made from universal symbols, to connect worlds both personal and shared. Think of familiarity and comfort. Please take this small token and meet my friends.

Meredith Bardo “A fragile chain to link us together”
Exhibition style: Installation
Date: May 25 (Saturday) and 26 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 25th (Sat.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.