Avital Cnaani – Fumitaka Kudo

Please join us at HSF by Montrasioarte for the opening of the twin shows featuring artists in residence,

Avital Cnaani (sculpture, Israel) and Fumitaka Kudo (drawing, Japan).

Curated by Raffaele Bedarida and Teresa Meucci, the show presents works achieved

by the two artists during their stay in New York (March – June 2010).

Opening reception:

June 3rd, 6.00-9.00 pm

By appointment:

June 4 – 24, 2010

HSF by Montrasioarte

128W 121st street

Subway 2, 3 to 116th street

http://www.harlemstudiony.org

646 542 9986

Avital Cnaani

STRANGLER FIG

Avital Cnaani explores a territory between body and geography

through works that merge the boundaries of drawing and sculpture.

Geographic and anatomic sites are evoked such as caves, mountains,

hair or ears, through metonymic and ambiguous allusions.

At HSF, she presents a series of drawings and three site-specific sculptures.

Her drawings are deeply plastic, tectonic. The fragile sculptures feel like spatial drawings

which link the architectural container of the exhibition-space’s walls and ceilings to the

contained space where you are standing and the air that you are breathing. Their link is

the bodily space of sensation stimulated through the use of a diversity of materials and textures.

Fumitaka Kudo

LIVING FOSSILS

When fish fossils found on mountains were believed to be

evidence for the Biblical Flood, Leonardo da Vinci proposed that

they were actually remains of organisms that had lived before

mountains were raised. A theory very close to that of modern paleontology.

During the last three months at HSF, Fumitaka Kudo drew a series of small and large scale

works on paper with the painstakingly technique of Leonardo’s drawings.

But his studies are visualizing with scientific precision large, impossible creatures, which could have

only swum in the depths of Flood’s waters. The intricate web of signs that compose the fish’s epidermis

is the product of a repetitive gesture and constitute a diagram of manual fatigue. The little, inexpressive eye is

the only opening through this crust.

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Harlem Studio Fellowship HSF is a residency program for international artists. Conceived by Ruggero Montrasio and curated by Raffaele Bedarida, the program invites two or three young artists every three months. HSF provides them with housing and studio in Harlem, NYC. HSF gives a welcome party after one month of each group's residence, in order to introduce the Harlem Studio fellows to New York friends and public. Every three-month period will end with a group exhibition, displaying works and projects accomplished by each artist during his/her stay in New York. In every spring from 2008 on, a show will be held (catalogue published by Silvana Editoriale), displaying a selection from the artists in residence during the previous year. View all posts by harlemstudio

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