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“The Important Thing to Be Stupid” – Masashige Furuya

Ouchi Gallery
170 Tillary Street, No. 507, 347-987-4606
Brooklyn Misc.
May 1 - May 6, 2012
Reception: Tuesday, May 1, 7 - 10 PM
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The paintings in Masashige Furuya’s exhibition, “The Important Thing to Look Stupid,” give off a strong sense of nostalgia for depression era jazz clubs and the smokey haze of urban decay. In a similar vein as the music of Tom Waits, Furuya’s work depicts decline and dilapidation with a stoic elegance.

Hailing from Japan, Furuya writes humbly about his work:

“I fumble around; seeking where the human heart exists through the process of making artwork. I consider the place that embodies their hearts as both visible and invisible. Something in common in both visible and invisible is what I truly want to express. That thought is my heart towards my artwork.”
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