Friday 16 November 2012

Upcoming at Embassy | Urara Tsuchiya | you've been selected | 24 Nov - 16 Dec

Urara Tsuchiya
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Preview 24 Nov 6-9pm
Open 25 Nov - 16 Dec

Open Studios Fri 30 Nov | Sat 1 Dec | Fri 7 Dec | Sat 8 Dec | Fri 14 Dec | Sat 15 Dec
Featuring a series of performances staged over three weeks at Embassy Gallery

25 Nov Venus Fly Trap 12-6pm

2 Dec Stairway to Stardom (Insect fashion show with Anna Tanner and Mimei Thompson) Screening and Performance 7-9pm

9 Dec Christmas Toddlers and Tiaras Beauty Pageant (with Paul Kindersley) 7-9pm

16 Dec Closing event 7-9pm
Tsuchiya's practice explores the disconcertion that can be found between the personal and social worlds. Her work includes creating performances, videos, and live events. She often incorporates soft sculptures, costumes, masks, and home cooking. These function as props in an alternate environment that make space for different behavior. She works with the binaries of, for example, animal/human and adult/baby to strange and humorous effect. She is interested in challenging the viewer to negotiate his or her own personal and physical boundaries. For instance, sometimes the audience is not invited to participate; instead they find themselves part of an orchestrated scene. Tsuchiya blurs and removes the neutralizing, distanced aspect of making her work obviously 'art'.
Urara was born and raised in Japan. She completed her BA in fine art at Goldsmiths in 2007, and MFA at The Glasgow School of Art in 2012. She currently lives and works in Glasgow.
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