We are happy to announce One Hundred Views of Nothing, an exhibition by Andrew Prayzner, in which he will show work he did during his residence at Studio Kura.
Andrew Prayzner is a painter living and working in Brooklyn, NY(USA). His wrok has appeared in solo and group exhibits throughout the United States, and the latest Group Exhibition was held in Germany.
Here are some words from the artist himself.
The project I am working here at Studio Kura is a continuation of my Nocturne series. The drawings are made at night and drawn “blind”, meaning I don’t look at the drawing while making it. The process is about observation of not only environmental phenomena but also one of mediation between internal and external psychological space.
The end of my residency will culminate in an exhibition of one hundred of these drawings in Studio Kura’s gallery. The exhibition title, One Hundred Views of Nothing refers to Katsushika Hokusai and Utagama Hiroshige’s ukiyo-e prints depictions of Mount Fuji and Edo, respectively. These works greatly informed my drawing as they were concerned with everyday experiences and experimented with spatial perception.
Andrew Prayzner One Hundred Views of Nothing
Date: June 27 (Saturday) to June 28 (Sunday), 11:00 to 19:00, free entrance
* We will hold an opening party on Saturday the 27th, starting at 15:00.
We had an interview with Kristine Marx who is from New York, USA.
Why did you choose Japan to do your project?
I visited Japan twice (Tokyo, Kyoto) and am interested in Japanese culture and tradition.
Would there have been any differences doing the project in Tokyo and Kyoto than in Itoshima?
I think here in Itoshima time passes slowly (except Hiro is working hard!!) and So I am able to focus and concentrate on my project.
I can also go running, or bike riding and also enjoy going to hot spring.
Today I’m writing about Kerry Lessard and Max Nalevansky’s exhibitions, which were held at the same time. Both are young artists from New York’s Brooklyn, and we were happy to have such a young atmosphere at the office.
We had current resident artist Kerry Lessard (USA) show us her workplace. It’s been a while since we last had an artist that does oil painting all day, so we’re looking forward to her work!
Hi! This is Ale.
I would like to translate for you an article that Miss Toyoda of Itoshima Arts Farm wrote about Suyeon’s exhibition.
Then, we went to see Suyeon Na’s exhibition. Visitors walked for one minute to the residence house, holding their drink of choice in their hands. Walking with a drink in your hand under the winter sky pursuing more art to enjoy feels great.
We are happy to announce Suyeon Na’s solo exhibition Life is Everywhere.
Suyeon is a South Korean artist currently based in New York, and she is spending four weeks as an artist in residence at Studio Kura. In this exhibition, she will show a number of watercolor drawings and an installation that she is producing while in residence. Her installation will use old clothes she found during her stay, and will be shown in the room she was sleeping at. Very site-specific!
We would like to invite you all to the opening party.
Suyeon Na solo exhibition “Life is Everywhere”
Dates: 11/23 to 11/26 11:00 to 19:00 (free admission)
* We will host an opening party on 11/23 starting at 17:00.
Organizer: Studio Kura
Access: 15 minute walk from JR Ikisan Station (we will pick you up if you ask)
Contact: Hirofumi Matsuzaki (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Let’s spend a post sharing Antariksa’s Indonesian translation for one of our posts. We really appreciate this, Antariksa!
Hai! Ini Hiro.
Sudah lebih dari setahun sejak terakhir kali saya harus bekerja berjam-jam untuk membuat fresco di Sunset Live (festival musik tahunan di Itoshima). Tahun ini saya melukis lagi. Seperti biasanya, saya selalu tak bisa memutuskan desain terbaik, tenggat waktu makin mepet, dan saya harus menjada stamina saya.