Lee Sung-Kuen: Interconnected exhibition
Building a bridge between man and nature, Sung-Kuen’s work is a perfect illustration of the concept of vital energy (Qi), which is omnipresent in the artistic culture of Eastern Asia. He creates sculptures of primordial shapes that, at first sight, evoke human cells or the notion of fertility. Made out of entangled piano wires, which the artist sometimes brightens up with vivid colors; they establish a dialogue between fullness and emptiness while sustaining the resonance of their initial role. Once suspended in air, the vibrating play of light on the sculptures, and the apparent fusion with their surroundings into one symbiotic unity, bring the ovoid shapes to life.
Curated by Kate Shin.
Susanne Stephenson, Transfigurement II, exhibition
Susanne Stephenson has been an important contributor to the field of ceramics for six decades. She received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. The recipient of many awards, she has exhibited around the globe and her work may be found in numerous museum collections worldwide. As a Professor of Ceramics and Art Appreciation for nearly thirty years in Michigan she mentored and influenced the careers of countless artists. This retrospective exhibition is a new version of the original presented at Pewabic Pottery in Detroit.
Curated by Tom Phardel.