Apr 1st 2017

Ryosuke Kumakura: Belongings


673 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

Opening Saturday, April 1st, from 4PM - 7PM

On view through Sunday, May 7th

“…I remember my home, where I grew up, the many details and textures surrounding me as a child. Like dusty air in the dark small storage, mold on the curtains in my room, holding a towel blanket on a hot humid night, mystery drawers, big bookshelves….. it’s an attempt to keep something I don’t want to lose, rather than to create something new.” – RK

PATRON is proud to present our first solo exhibition with New York-based artist Ryosuke Kumakura. The exhibition titled, Belongings will run from April 1st through May 7th, with an opening reception on Saturday April 1st from 4-7pm.

RYOSUKE KUMAKURA (b. 1981 Niigata, Japan) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Kumakura received his MFA from the National Academy School of Fine Arts in New York in 2011 and a BFA from Tama Art University in 2004. Selected exhibitions include an upcoming solo exhibition at PATRON, Chicago IL, 2012 National Juried Exhibition, First Street Gallery, New York, NY; Sweet, Studio Place Arts, Barre VT; Art Rescue Team for Japan, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center; Gathering Hope: Charity Exhibition for Japan, The Japanese American Association of New York, New York, NY; We are One, Gallery61 (New York Institute of Technology), New York, NY; Charity Exhibition for Earthquake and Tsunami Victims in Japan, National Academy School of Fine Arts, New York NY.

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