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Announcing Trek Matthews’s Exhibition “Transfer Point: Kyūshū Local Lines”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Transfer Point: Kyūshū Local Lines by Trek Matthews on May 25(Sat.) & 26(Sun.), as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.

Trek Matthews is a painter, illustrator and print designer based in Chicago. He concentrated in printmaking for his BFA at Georgia State University in Atlanta, and graduated in 2014. Since completing his studies, he has produced murals for public & corporate clients, and has since shown work at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and abroad in Moscow with the Artmossphere Biennale. Trek explores spaces of transit infrastructure as physical hubs of memories, and their deeply instrumental and ubiquitous role in connecting society.

Here are some words from the artist himself.

Continuing on creating a personal catalogue of railway transit via personal travels, Trek Matthews is working to make compositions based on forms found on local lines in the Kyūshū region, to act as mementos and homages to their ubiquitous nature in supporting peoples’ lives.

Trek Matthews “Transfer Point: Kyūshū Local Lines トランスファーポイント:九州の閑散線区”
Exhibition style: Painting
Date: May 25 (Saturday) and 26 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 25th (Sat.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.

Trek Matthews

Trek Matthews (United Sates) Residence: May 2019

Trek Matthews is a painter, illustrator and print designer based in Chicago. He concentrated in printmaking for his BFA at Georgia State University in Atlanta, and graduated in 2014. Since completing his studies, he has produced murals for public & corporate clients, and has since shown work at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and abroad in Moscow with the Artmossphere Biennale.

Trek explores spaces of transit infrastructure as physical hubs of memories, and their deeply instrumental and ubiquitous role in connecting society.

During his stay at Studio Kura, Trek would like to focus on stations in the Kyūshū region—particularly on local and third sector railways that serve an important role in maintaining their communities in a time of population decline in rural Japan.

– Website: trekmatthews.com

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