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Exhibition View on March 23-24 2019 (Luo, Emily, Rody, Maria and Clio)

Please enjoy exhibitions by our five residence artists, thank you so much for all visitors who came to attend Artist Talk and visited to see the shows!

At Studio 1:

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Luo Jiang-jiang (China)
“The Obstacle / 障 害”
Exhibition style: Mixed media
A Chinese contemporary visual artist, Luo got the inspiration of this exhibition from observations concerning puddles of water while walking around Fukuoka in this changeable weather season. The puddle can an “obstacle” for modern life in the city, he explores the relationship and connections between human beings, nature, life and tool through his installation work.

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Emily Beasy (Australia)
“I am a Cat”
Exhibition style: Illustration
I am a Cat features a collection of illustrations to Soseki Natsume’s classic piece of literature, rendered by Australian artist and illustrator Emily Beasy. Portrayed in a colourful mix of styles both of Japanese and Western influence, these works convey the diverse feelings, observations and reflections of a self-aware feline and his curious human subjects.

At Studio 2:

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Maria Schilder (Netherlands)
“The Edge”
Exhibition style: Drawing
Participating from Amsterdam, Maria is specialized in sculpture and object making. At this exhibition, she challenged to work on drawings of stones clinging onto the earth / slipping down, in Itoshima, with the theme of her ongoing project The Edge.

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Rody Luton (Netherlands/UK)
“Porphyra”
Exhibition style: Watercolour & graphite on paper
A British/New Zealand visual artist based in Amsterdam, Rody explored her paintings inspired by the floating Nori farming view in Yanagawa. The story of Nori is a story of transmutation, of crossing boundaries and borders, of shifting across sea and land, wet and dry, time and space, changing colour and form. It connects to her interest in exploring the transitory zones between different environments, surfaces and ecologies.

At Studio 2 and House 2:

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Clio Berta (United States)
“ouroboros”
Exhibition style: illustrated, written, projected & sewn works
An American performance artist, composer and multimedia event producer, Clio has been residing Itoshima for nearly 3 months, gaining spiritual and nature based life style. Focusing on magic and spirits, she exhibited variety of works; projected video combining experimental musical performance and stop animation, large paper installation on Moon, written work, hand made sew works and illustration of Tarot cards.

Announcing Rody Luton’s Exhibition “Porphyra”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Porphyra by Rody Luton on March 23(Sat) & 24(Sun) , as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Rody Luton is a British/New Zealand visual artist based in Amsterdam. She was born in England, grew up in New Zealand, and has also lived in Italy, France and the United States. She was trained at Bath Academy of Art (UK) and L’Ecole National d’Art Decoratif (Aubusson, France), and has a BA in Anthropology (University of Sussex, UK). She has exhibited in England, New Zealand, France, Italy, Sweden, the U.S., and most frequently in the Netherlands.

Her diverse work includes paintings, mixed media and photography. Her visual themes are inspired by nature and organic elements, as well as by ethnographic sources. “I like to explore how forms of nature, cultural patterns and human constructs can inhabit the same visual spaces.

Here are some words from the artist herself.

Saline/Fresh
Sea/Land
Wet/Dry
Growth/Permanence
Flow/Linearity
Organic/Human-made
Nature/Culture

Porphyra
For me the story of nori is a story of transmutation, of crossing boundaries and borders, of shifting across sea and land, wet and dry, time and space, changing colour and form. In transforming live algae into inanimate nori sheets, we transgress from the natural into the cultivated. It connects to my interest in exploring the transitory zones between different environments, surfaces and ecologies.

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Rody Luton “Porphyra”
Exhibition style: Watercolour & graphite on paper

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.

Rody Luton

Rody Luton (Netherlands/UK) Residence: March 2019

Rody Luton is a British/New Zealand visual artist based in Amsterdam. She was born in England, grew up in New Zealand, and has also lived in Italy, France and the United States. She was trained at Bath Academy of Art (UK) and L’Ecole National d’Art Decoratif (Aubusson, France), and has a BA in Anthropology (University of Sussex, UK). She has exhibited in England, New Zealand, France, Italy, Sweden, the U.S., and most frequently in the Netherlands.

Her diverse work includes paintings, mixed media and photography. Her visual themes are inspired by nature and organic elements, as well as by ethnographic sources. “I like to explore how forms of nature, cultural patterns and human constructs can inhabit the same visual spaces.

During her residency at Studio Kura, she will make a series of drawings and images, using watercolour paint, pencil and photography, inspired by the nature and environment of Itoshima, Fukuoka and Kyushu Island— the flora and birds of the region, as well as local landscape and geology. She aims to create artist books, combining her visual expressions with Japanese paper and traditional techniques, such as Yotsume-Toji stab binding.

– website: http://www.rodyluton.com/www.rodyluton.com/about.html

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