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On view from January 23 to
February 22, 2014
at UVP Everson

Thursday thru Saturday
dusk to 11PM

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13202


Artist Talk & Reception
February 4 at 6:30pm
in the Everson's Hosmer Auditorium

Yui Kugimiya

Cat Brushing Teeth and other works

Urban Video Project and Light Work are pleased to announce the exhibition of Yui Kugimiya: Cat Brushing Teeth and other works by Yui Kugimiya at UVP Everson from January 23 – February 22, 2014.

The exhibition will include the works Cat Brushing Teeth (2009), Cronica de Una Muerte Anunciada (2012), and Sunset Donut (2012).

Kugimiya will present an artist talk on Tuesday, February 4 at 6:30pm in the Everson’s Hosmer Auditorium. A reception will follow on the plaza, weather permitting. The talk and reception will be FREE & OPEN to the public.

About the Work

Kugimiya’s work is unique in its use of traditional painting techniques to create quirky stop-motion animations. Each of the 30 frames per second that make up the moving image is a unique painting, lending the videos a visceral quality in which the traces of time are materially present. The stars of this suite of short pieces are all anthropomorphic cats deeply engaged in some everyday task–brushing their teeth, placing their order at the counter of a fast-food stand, savoring a donut in the sunset—the cats are at once standins for everyone and eccentrically specific individuals. The result is a whimsical and light-handed meditation on how the transcendent reveals itself within the mundane.

About the Artist

Kugimiya (born 1981, Tokyo) has been working from her base in Brooklyn since graduating from Yale University in 2007. Kugimiya has exhibited solo within the U.S., Mexico, Europe and Japan and had a well-received solo exhibition at the Everson Museum of Art in November 2010.

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