Kunié Sugiura was born and raised in Japan. She first came to America in 1963 to study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). After graduation, she moved to New York City, where she still lives and works.
A multi-sensorial experience awaits the visitor to Leonardo’s Last Supper: A Vision by Peter Greenaway, currently on view at the Park Avenue Armory. The project brings together the Welsh artist and filmmaker’s many passions, including cinema, art history, and Italian culture. The title of the installation is deceptive in that two additional projects are showcased alongside the Last Supper: the 45-minute program opens with a cinematic exploration of visual representations of Italian architecture from the time of Pompeii until the mid-20th century. At the close of Italy of the Cities, a light beckons the visitor into the next room for the staging of the Last Supper. The journey concludes back in the first room with a reenactment of Greenaway’s 2009 venture with Veronese’s Wedding at Cana which took place at the church of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice.
To be honest, I did not know a lot about Gerhard Richter. I have heard of his fame but I was not all that familiar with his works. When I found out that the Grey Art Gallery might have a future retrospective of this artist, I was eager to do some digging. You can imagine how happy I was when I discovered that the Drawing Center was showcasing an exhibition centered around Richter's drawings between 1966-2005, titled Gerhard Richter: Lines which do not exist. I rushed over to go see the show, and was happily impressed by what I saw.