Category Archives: Exhibitions

Announcing Linsey Walker’s Exhibition “Postcards from Itoshima”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Postcards from Itoshima by Linsey Walker on July 26 (Thu) to 28 (Sat), as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.

Linsey Walker is currently in his 2nd year of study for his Bachelor of Creative Arts at the University of Southern Queensland in Australia. His current studies include printmaking and ceramics.

Here are some words from the artist himself.

My work in Itoshima became a series of postcards in response to the local area. These postcards were created from photographs, transformed by artificial intelligence, and drawn by a robot. They explore themes of automation and its impact on the arts.

Linsey Walker “Postcards from Itoshima”
Exhibition style: drawing
Date: July 26(Thursday) to 28(Saturday), 11:00 to 18:00, free entrance

* We will hold an exhibition closing party and an artist talk on 28th (Sat), starting at 15:30.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be also held on the same dates.

Announcing Margaux Derhy’s Exhibition “Superflat memory”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Superflat memory by Margaux Derhy on July 26 (Thu) to 28 (Sat), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Born in December 1985 in France, Margaux Derhy started to paint at the age of 17. Self educated,she joined in 2015 the 3 years intensive cycle of Ateliers Beaux-Arts of the city of Paris (ABA) with Gonzalo Belmonte. In 2017, she spent several months in South Africa with a 3 months international artist residency at Greatmore Studios in Cape Town.
Her painting is figurative. It is worked from photographs, archives and personal photographs. Her major series of oils MEMOIRE VIVE is a re-appropriation of family archives that she exhumed with the desire to offer memories a new colour.

Here are some words from the artist herself.

I will show a serie of painting that will follow my last years interest about family memory but influenced by the textures, sounds, images, feelings, readings from this stay at Studio Kura in Japan. Also, the Superflat movement has been a deep inspiration in this new style developed here as an experimentation to go further and try new directions.

Margaux Derhy “Superflat memory”
Exhibition style: Painting
Date: July 26(Thursday) to 28(Saturday), 11:00 to 18:00, free entrance

* We will hold an exhibition closing party and an artist talk on 28th (Sat), starting at 15:30.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be also held on the same dates.

Announcing Charlyn Reynolds’s Exhibition “True Whimsy”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition True Whimsy by Charlyn Reynolds on July 26 (Thu) to 28 (Sat), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Charlyn Reynolds is specialized in combining hot glass sculpting with various medias. She is currently a second year Master of Fine Art Candidate in Intermedia-Glass at the University of Texas-Arlington in Arlington, Texas. Charlyn received her BFA in 2011 at Illinois State University in glass, under the instruction of John Miller.
She has worked for both the Toledo Museum of Art and the Corning Museum of Glass.

Here are some words from the artist herself.

True Whimsey depicts fantastical creatures in their golden habitat. The title is satirical, as neither the gold nor the creatures are “real”. The materiality of the camp exuberance of gold beckons my viewers. Questions will arise about the true nature of this fantastical scene and the absurdity of it all.

Charlyn Reynolds “True Whimsy”
Exhibition style: Hot Sculpted Glass, Gold Paint on Paper, LED Lights
Date: July 26(Thursday) to 28(Saturday), 11:00 to 18:00, free entrance

* We will hold an exhibition closing party and an artist talk on 28th (Sat), starting at 15:30.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be also held on the same dates.

Announcing Gaelle Pelachaud’s Exhibition “Movement on the rice fields”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Movement on the rice fields by Gaelle Pelachaud on July 26 (Thu) to 28 (Sat), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Gaëlle Pelachaudis a visual artist and researcher in France. She practices painting, drawing and the artist’s book.
She graduated from the National Superior School in Applied Arts and Artistic career of Olivier de Serres in Paris. In 1984 she received a scholarship for studies at Cooper Union in New York (engraving studio), and in 1986 graduated from the from the Nationale Superior in Decorative Arts in Paris ( engraving). She wrote a thesis in Plastic Arts and Sciences of Art « Animated Books, the moving image, » for the Pantheon-Sorbonne U.F.R.4 Paris in 2009. In 2010, it was published under the title Animated Books : From Paper and Digital » Harmattan edition.
In 2016, as a complement to this first publication, Pyramyd editions published a new version for a larger audience, Animated Books, Between Paper and Screen : History, Techniques, Creations, Perspectives. »

Here are some words from the artist herself.

I capture the movement of the heron . I will introduce them on the landscape of Itoshima.

Gaelle Pelachaud “Movement on the rice fields”
Exhibition style: Painting and installation
Date: July 26(Thursday) to 28(Saturday), 11:00 to 18:00, free entrance

* We will hold an exhibition closing party and an artist talk on 28th (Sat), starting at 15:30.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be also held on the same dates.

Announcing Karima Duchamp’s Exhibition “impermanent papers materiality of colors”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition impermanent papers materiality of colors by Karima Duchamp on July 26 (Thu) to 28 (Sat), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Karima Duchamp is a visual artist based in France. She graduated with a Master degree in Fine Arts and a Ceramic Diploma. Her practice relies on a sensitive combination of drawing, painting ans sculptural ceramics as well as by the enigmatic and subbtle presentation of their picturesque motifs. She is interested in color, the way color fades, patines, wear and ages.

Her work has been shown across Europe and worldwide :the Salon Art+Design in New York, Design Miami in the USA, in China, in Germany, in Spain, in Belgium, in Switzerland during Art Design Basel.

Here are some words from the artist herself.

The unique landscapes of Itoshima broaden Karima Duchamp artistic practice and help develop new projects that are directly related to the lexicon of these distinct geographies.
She highlights the vulnerability of the natural environment and its impending destruction. She visually illustrates how delicate and fleeting nature can be. Simple, these materials possess an expressive power, as if they emerged as much from the landscape they were inspired by.

“In Impermanent art, the beauty resides in an alternative space to the tradition idea of beauty. It isn’t bound to an object as the object being observed transforms producing dynamic art.” Helen Plumb, impermanent art – the essence of beauty in imperfection

Karima Duchamp “impermanent papers materiality of colors”
Exhibition style: drawing, installation
Date: July 26(Thursday) to 28(Saturday), 11:00 to 18:00, free entrance

* We will hold an exhibition closing party and an artist talk on 28th (Sat), starting at 15:30.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be also held on the same dates.

Announcing Lindi Shi ‘s Exhibition “再•度 Re: told”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition 再•度 Re: told by Lindi Shi on July 26 (Thu) to 28 (Sat), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Lindi Shi 石琳迪 focuses on printmaking and book art. She comes from China but she has been living in US since 2013. She just graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with
a bachelor degree in fine art and Mathematics. After her residency in Studio Kura, she is going to pursuit her Master of fine art degree in Rhode Island School of Design.

Here are some words from the artist herself.

What makes a story and what makes the art exhibition? The idea behind interaction is allowing the audience to fully participate with the gallery so that one print can generate many narratives, and from the narratives, the artist will create artworks from these narratives. This exhibition is not about the fixed art pieces but the endless communication between the artist, art pieces, and the audiences.

Lindi Shi 石琳迪 “再•度 Re: told”
Exhibition style: woodcut, drawing, installation
Date: July 26(Thursday) to 28(Saturday), 11:00 to 18:00, free entrance

* We will hold an exhibition closing party and an artist talk on 28th (Sat), starting at 15:30.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be also held on the same dates.

Announcing Izaro Ieregi’s Open Studio

We are pleased to announce an open studio to see Izaro Ieregi’s studio practice on July 26 (Thu) to 28 (Sat), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Izaro Ieregi (Algorta, 1987). Graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the UPV-EHU (2010), she has carried out individual exhibitions at the Tower House of Ariz, Basauri (2017), C.C. San Martin, Buenos Aires (2017) and the Chinese European Art Centre, Xiamen (2017). She is a founding partner of the OKELA space with headquarters in Bilbao.

Here are some words from the artist herself.

I start with a work method that goes through a framework of violence with the idea of transfiguring it by recording a performance activity. By using activities registered in archives and making use of a score and devices that enable us to contort our body and distort our voice. Recording a new event. An exercise of form. Performative repetition.

Izaro Ieregi’s Open Studio
Date: July 26(Thursday) to 28(Saturday), 11:00 to 18:00, free entrance

*Izaro Ieregi is a selected artist of the residency award “ERTIBIL 2018”, a residency award to participate in Studio Kura artist-in residence program, associated with the Cultural Department of Bizkaia Regional Government.

* We will hold an exhibition and open studio closing party and an artist talk on 28th (Sat), starting at 15:30.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be also held on the same dates.

Announcing Maider Gonzalo Salceda’s Exhibition “Un hombre que me mira , un chico vestido de rojo y una chica que no quiere fotos”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition A man who looks at me, a boy dressed in red and a girl who does not want photos by Maider Gonzalo Salceda on July 26 (Thu) to 28 (Sat), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Maider Gonzalo Salceda, Erandio, Basque country in 1994, graduated from the University of the Basque Country in Fine Arts in 2016. She is currently studying the master’s degree in research and creation at the university. Above all, she works with photography and video. She works with images that she has taken of everyday objects or of everyday acts. This everyday tasks and objects turned out to be the material that she works with.

Here are some words from the artist herself.

Behind the image of a girl who does not want photos, several people walk at the same time as the girl. They enter and leave all the time. Like a postcard with batteries or a picture where people walk around.The girl rules. She decides over the rest. Decides who enters and leaves, but she´s impervious to what happens behind her.

Detrás de la imagen de una chica que no quiere fotos pasean varias personas al mismo tiempo que la chica. Entran y salen todo el rato. Como una postal con pilas o un cuadro donde las personas se pasean.
La chica manda. Ella decide sobre el resto. Decide quien entra y quien sale pero se le escapa lo que detrás de ella pueda pasar.

Maider Gonzalo Salceda
“A man who looks at me, a boy dressed in red and a girl who does not want photos:
Un hombre que me mira , un chico vestido de rojo y una chica que no quiere fotos”

Exhibition style: mixed media installation
Date: July 26(Thursday) to 28(Saturday), 11:00 to 18:00, free entrance

*Maider Gonzalo Salceda is a selected artist of the residency award “ERTIBIL 2018”, a three month residency award to participate in Studio Kura artist-in residence program, associated with the Cultural Department of Bizkaia Regional Government.

* We will hold an exhibition closing party and an artist talk on 28th (Sat), starting at 15:30.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be also held on the same dates.

Announcing Dionysius Hatmaji (Labdo Grahito)’s Exhibition “For the Sake of Sanity”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition For the Sake of Sanity by Dionysius Hatmaji (Labdo Grahito) on June 23 (Sat) & 24 (Sun), as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.

Dionysius Hatmaji, Labdo Grahito as his artist name is a student/visual artist based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Currently, he is still attending a liberal arts college in Kentucky, United States. He is majoring in studio art with concentration in painting. He also works at his campus’ ceramics studio as an apprentice. Since high school, he had been worked with quite a few theater groups and art communities in Jogjakarta, one of them is Studio Batu.
Labdo Grahito’s illustrations combine his own fantasy world and sometimes visuals that are borrowed from Javanese culture and his childhood memories. He is interested in mysticism and sees art as a way to pray and express love to life itself. Most of his works contain themes of personal matters and symbolism.

Here are some words from the artist himself.

We can not choose what shapes our identity, like our homeland, our family, or even our own physical form. however, they are the elements that make up our identity. for me, identity is something that is priceless, so we should appreciate it, and continue to learn it. more than that, i believe that everything that life has provided, should be used to dig up gratitude and maintain our sanity.

I was born as a Javanese, and since childhood, I have been very reverent to the Javanese spiritual wisdom. Java and all of its spirituality have flowed in my bloodstream, and are one fundamental part of myself. To me, jawa is jiwa: java is the soul (of mine). From Javanese philosophy, I always get the inspiration so swiftly to create works of art, also on how to face worldly challenges. This exhibition is as well inspired by one Javanese wisdom, which essentially says that in the course of this life, everything has its time. Anything can be a source of goodness, as long as it is in the right moment. I apply that principle to the way I work in art, and to the way I live my life. I believe that maintaining sanity also sometimes takes lunacy.

Clearly, we need to maintain our sanity. However, there are times when we need to drink sake, and become a little drunk, in order to keep ourselves sane. This exhibition, For the Sake of Sanity, will share some fragments from Anoman, one of my favorite wayang (the Javanese shadow puppet) tales, as well as series of illustration about my contemplation and thoughts and what I got during my stay in Japan, especially from Itoshima.

Dionysius Hatmaji (Labdo Grahito) “For the Sake of Sanity”
Exhibition style: Illustration
Date: June 23(Saturday) to 24(Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00, free entrance

* We will hold an exhibition opening party and an artist talk on 23rd (Sat), starting at 15:30.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be also held on the same dates.

Announcing Ebony Ibrahim’s Exhibition “Connected”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Connected by Ebony Ibrahim on June 23 (Sat) & 24 (Sun), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Ebony Ibrahim is an animator and multimedia artist. She’s a student studying 3D animation at Pratt Institute. She’s currently working on her senior project film that’s anticipated to be finished by April 2019.
Her work explores nostalgic memories one may have connected to certain places they have visited. She also explores themes in modern culture and ways of expressing them through different animation styles and media.

Here are some words from the artist herself.

In Japan, I’ve noticed many people try to maintain a balanced lifestyle as well as keeping a close connection to people within their community. A busy work day can be counterbalanced by hanging out with friends, old traditions and nature are woven within the modern society, sweet food is tamed with salty, etc. With my work, I hope to show these balances and connections that one may experience during their visit.

Ebony Ibrahim “Connected”
Exhibition style: Animation and Illustration
Date: June 23(Saturday) to 24(Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00, free entrance

* We will hold an exhibition opening party and an artist talk on 23rd (Sat), starting at 15:30.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be also held on the same dates.