A Concert with Kyoko Ogoda
September 13th, 2013 at 8 pm
Kyoko Ogoda improvises on the serial compositions of Cam Schaefer’s pop
artwork. This is an experiment insofar as we are combining separate
invented elements and will not know the result until it happens. What is
certain is the strength and impact of the individual elements involved and
the potential for dialogue between 2 dimensional artworks and the impulses
of a experienced musical creator on an unusual and beautiful instrument –
the Marimba. Come and enjoy an intimate studio concert with us.
Seating is limited (40). Please book a seat ahead by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
or calling 613-546-7461
Kyoko Ogoda hails from Shizuoka, Japan. She has been studying the marimba
since the age of 9. She attended the University of Toronto from 2003-2006
where she studied percussion with Robin Engelman and Russell Hartenberger
of Nexus and marimba with Beverly Johnston. During her time in Toronto,
Kyoko was also a member of the Japanese taiko drumming group Nagata Shachu
and toured Canada, the US and Italy with them. In Japan, she studied
marimba and classical percussion with Hisae Otani, Atsumi Taki, Atsushi
Sugahara and Satoshi Sakai.Since moving to Kingston, Kyoko has performed
for the Jazz Live at your Library series in 2011, L.C.V.I, Frontenac public
school, Kingston Multicultural Arts Festival 2012, St. George Cathedral
Advent Series 2012 and Kingston Homegrown Live 2013. She currently teaches
Japanese taiko drumming in the community.
“The narrative of serial art works more like music than like literature.”
Local musician, author and illustrator Cam Schaefer has devoted the past
year to the exploration of minimalist graphic imagery. For this show, he
has produced a collection of screen prints, gyclée prints and several brush
and India ink pop arrays.
Created to be visually arresting, these Pop Art prints and originals are
perfect for a location in the home or office that calls out for some
definition and presence. Ranging in price from $85.00 to $480.00, everyone
from students to retirees will find artwork to purchase. This is a fun
show that will have you re-arranging your wall spaces to accommodate a new
piece of artwork.
Music: Cam studied jazz at Humber College and played in many bands in
Toronto and on the road. You will often find him this summer in the Brock
Common Courtyard on Sunday mornings, or performing in other venues with his
Books: Cam has written and illustrated four and a half children’s books.
He published “Hank Panky, Assistant Librarian” and “Mr. Hinky’s Hat”
together with Studio22’s Idea Manufactory in 2010. He attended a writing
program at the Banff Centre for the Arts, later abandoning a novel at
21,000 words because, “It’s more fun to play music and draw than to sit at
a computer all day.” Nonetheless, he hopes to complete book number five
before passing through this veil of tears.
Visual Art: Cam attended Scuola Libero del Nudo at the University of
Bologna, an impressive name for life drawing class in a very old, large,
art school complete with marble statues and a musty, cob-webbed library,
attached to the Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, the city art gallery.
“The ancient, overheated class was always packed with students and
stranieri – foreigners like me. When it came to setting up to draw, it was
a battle of the easels. The models would arrive 20 minutes late and the
professore would saunter in 10 minutes after that, kiss a few of the women,
and then retreat to the hall to smoke cigarettes and shoot the breeze with
students taking smoke breaks. Once he stopped by my easel and said, “La
luce!”, indicating the fact that I was drawing with a consistent line
rather than varying it’s thickness to show where light and shadow fell on
the model. That’s the only thing I understood in the 5 months of life
drawing, but it was really useful.)
Cam is interested in visual rhythms that emerge out of series drawings in
the works of Andy Warhol, Sol Lewitt, Roy Lichtenstein, and Saul Bass, the
advertising graphics genius.
Sight & sound – there is a great impulse to combine the two. For a place
such as ours, where imagery is varied, rich and invariably chewy for our
emotions and/or our brains, there is a near constant calling to enhance the
visual with audio. For the regular gallery experience, we seek to isolate
the viewer in his or her own encounter with the artwork. Music,
particularly jazz, has an influence in separating the viewer from the
outside world from which they have just come.
We hope for two things from this sensorial wooing of the public. We hope
to secure a connection between viewer and a particular piece of artwork
that results in the two dancing out the door together. And we hope that
our visitor’s receive a surprisingly rich experience from the collective
efforts of our individual artists and how we present them. We want our
collaboration to affect our viewers such that they grow their need to
enrich their living with art.
It is from this perspective of wanting to further engage our audience that
we explore, in concert form, the potential for dialogue between 2
dimensional artworks and the impulses of an experienced musical creator or
creators. Look for our posters and notices around and about for upcoming
concerts in the gallery.
Tuesday to Sunday – 11 to 5 pm
& Friday evenings 7 to 10 pm
(Anytime by appointment)
Studio22 Open Gallery
320 King Street E. – 2nd Floor