We are pleased to announce an exhibition Root by Miya Sukune on October 26 (Thu) to 28 (Sat), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.
Miya Sukune is a visual artist with a focus on oil painting and drawing. Influenced by classical realism, she embraces the irregularities of marks created by hand for an open, human quality in her art. Memory plays a role in Miya’s pieces, as time present and past are suggested in the objects or portrait sitters. Contemporary life and the past converge to create narratives that are melancholy or humorous, created by the use of brush, dip pen or pencil.
She earned her diploma in Classical Realist Painting and Drawing from Georgetown Atelier in 2015, followed by a year with the Trowbridge Atelier, focusing on contemporary painting practices. She lives near Seattle, WA.
Here are some words from the artist herself.
This is my first journey to Japan, a country where my family is from.
I have been recording this corner of Itoshima in ink drawings and watercolor paintings, gathering a sense of place. The natural environment and shrines have been of particular interest to me and I have enjoyed rendering the textures with a crow quill nib and sepia ink. The residents of this place have been welcoming and curious about my activities.
I named my show “Root” because I have been rooted here for the month, observing the life of this petite rural neighborhood; also, for returning to the land and culture of my parents and learning how this place shaped them and also me.
Miya Sukune “Root”
Date: October 26 (Thursday) to 28 (Saturday), 11:00 to 18:30, 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.