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Fridman Gallery Artist Residency Open Studio
Fridman Gallery Artist Residency Open Studio

Sun, Apr 23



Fridman Gallery Artist Residency Open Studio

Our 2023 artists-in-residence, Azuki Furuya and Adelisa Selimabsic will show and discuss the work they are creating in Beacon. Transportation to and from the Beacon Metronorth station and Dia Beacon can be arranged upon request.

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Apr 23, 2023, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Beacon, 475 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508, USA

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Azuki Furuya graduated with an MFA from Brooklyn College in 2019. Previously, she had received art degrees from Tama Art University in Tokyo, and University of the Arts in London. Born in Sapporo, Japan, she lives and works in Tokyo. Her ingenious works on paper explore the brightness of life and the fragility of existence, with the material process itself as a form of storytelling.

After drawing the composition from a photograph, she builds it up with layered bits of colored paper and fragments of the photograph, then meticulously sands down the papered surface until it is exposed like a derelict billboard, and paints inside and around the contours. The resulting artworks are highly textured and luminous, a testament to the duality of precariousness and persistence of life, identity and myth.

In addition, with the shavings leftover from the sanding, she remakes paper pulp, shapes it into a sculptural form. She transfers and draws the image onto the reconstituted surface. In her art, the images become ingredients in the never ending process of re-formation of identity.

Adelisa Selimbašić (Karlsruhe (DEU) 1996. Lives and works in Milan) is an Italian-Bosnian artist, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. Within her works she attempts an unconventional perception of the body, leading the viewer to accept her feminine but not necessarily provocative sensuality (without necessarily being the subject of sexual fantasies) leading to recognize that the only perfect body that exists be your own. A normal body, with cellulite, stretch marks, wide hips and with all its scars is an authentic and alive body. The use made of the body in communications leads to a very topical question on the constant construction of a cultural representation of the feminine. Society is deeply disturbed by the body.

please enter through rear unit of 475 Main Street (enter from parking lot)

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