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Announcing Ric Dragon’s Exhibition “Spring for Shikō”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Spring for Shikō by Ric Dragon on March 23(Sat) & 24(Sun), as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.

Ric Dragon is a painter from New York, currently living in Bogotá, Colombia, where he is the director of ArteSumapaz.

He studied with Nicholas Marsicano at SUNY Purchase, and James McDermid at Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute. He was formerly an instructor of figure drawing and lithography at the Woodstock School of Art. His work has been featured in various solo and group shows.

Here are some words from the artist himself.

It’s with incredible humility that I pick up brush and ink in Japan – after all, here, it is an art form of the highest order, as well as the daily lives of even school children. And yet, I continue to be inspired by the medium, as well as countless artists. In fact, throughout the making of this piece, I was fondly remembering Munakata’s masterwork, the Ten Disciples.

Ric Dragon “Spring for Shikō”
Exhibition style: Mixed media; ink drawing/collage

Date: March 23 (Saturday) & 24 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:30.
* We will hold an artist talk on 23rd (Sat), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.

Ric Dragon

Ric Dragon (Colombia) Residence: March 2019

Ric Dragon is a painter from New York, currently living in Bogotá, Colombia, where he is the director of ArteSumapaz.

He studied with Nicholas Marsicano at SUNY Purchase, and James McDermid at Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute. He was formerly an instructor of figure drawing and lithography at the Woodstock School of Art. His work has been featured in various solo and group shows.

Eleanor Heartney wrote of Dragon’s work, “By rendering the experience of flesh using a vocabulary drawn from gestural abstraction, Dragon bypasses the literalism that seems to have relegated figuration to its secondary status today. He gives us, not the surfaces of bodies, but their sensuous collisions, suggesting the internal experiences that make us human.”

At the Studio Kura, he will be working with traditional Japanese ink and mulberry paper to create large-scale brush and ink collages.

– Web site: www.ricdragon.com

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