Rewoven - Part III
Opening reception: Thursday April 20, 2017 6-8pm
The exhibition runs through June 30, 2017
@ El Museo de Los Sures, Williamsburg
120 South 1st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249 (Between Bedford Avenue and Berry Street)
The seven artists in Rewoven Part III at El Museo de Los Sures all live and work in New York City. These artists personally watch and experience the direct impact of the political chaos emanating from the authority center; the White House desk has been switched to a golf course. Curator Luchia Meihua Lee said "artists regenerate a parameter of relationship between individual and society, symbolically exposing endless exhausted whirlpools with revels into sarcastic dialogue." In Rewoven, powerful questions adumbrate crisis; these views expand connectivity and reach globally.
In ChinChih Yang's Mathematics of Light, he reflects as curator Lee puts it, on "the current sickness of society" by depicting a chaos of desire, confusion,
pollution, and cupidity in the small video under a thicket of shiny metallic ribbons cut from discarded beverage cans.
Steven Balogh escaped from communist territory only to find himself behind the barbed wire-topped walls of a concentration camp, and now resides in New York. His piece Peacock in trapreflecting
on the political scene, is especially relevant today with a golf aficionado in the White House. Money Windfall with its green hurricanes perhaps
refers to the obscene profits on Wall Street that result from mindless paper chases.
The womb-like chain chair made by Catherine Lan is an exotic shelter from the storm; artificial fur covers this chair which is equipped with flashing neon lights and with the sounds of a baby. This fake shelter has been placed in the front porch of the Museo de Los Sures gallery space, in contrast with a background of old peering paint mural of two Los Sures heroes. Williamsburg, like many artist areas, has become attractive to developers, and Los Sures has been fighting the unwanted effects of gentrification there. Mingjer Kuo's Suburban Form reviews the over developed land transformed into beautiful shining plastic chips, and originates with an aerial view of the repeating shape of suburban housing.
A symbolic mapping of urban public transportation is shown in Atlas by Poyen Wang, where he makes unnatural abstract landscape from subway advertisements.
Lulu Meng's Model discusses the relationship of self to society. Her other wall installation is an artist diary which directly illustrates life as an artist in NYC, fighting for survival and to express her dream. Taking matters to a global level, Hiroshi Jashiki powerfully suggests a melting iceberg indicative of a dangerous water crisis facing NYC and the world.
New York artists for Rewoven- part III were selected by curator Luchia Meihua Lee. Their works naturally formulate laws to redefine and reshape fiber art ideas, practice, and content.
El Museo de Los Sures
120 South 1st Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11249 (Between Bedford Avenue and Berry Street)
Rewoven exhibition runs through April 18 - June 30, 2017
Open hours: Wednesday - Sunday 12:00pm - 6:00pm
|About Rewoven |
Rewoven: Innovative Fiber Art is an international collaboration between the Taiwanese American Arts Council, New York; the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan; Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, CUNY; and the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College. With different content at each of its three venues.
A fully illustrated, exhibition catalogue with essays by the curators will be available for sale during the exhibition.
QCC Art Gallery/CUNY [http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/ArtGallery]
March 30, 2017 - June 17, 2017
19 Artists: Taiwan: Chen Ching-Lin 陳景林, Chuang Hui-Lin 莊惠琳, Eleng Luluan 安聖惠(峨冷), Teresa Huang 黃麗絹, Huang Wen-Ying 黃文英, Huang Yen-Chao 黃彥超, Huang Yu-Chih 黃裕智, Wu Wen-Chi 吳汶錡, Yang Wei-Lin 楊偉林，Wen-Fu Yu 游文富。
NY； Steven Balogh, Hiroshi Jashiki 謝敷宏, Ming Jer Kuo郭明哲, Catherine Lan 藍巧茹, Lulu Meng孟祥璐, John Ensor Parker, Sarah Walko , Poyen Wang 王博彥, Chin Chih YANG 楊金池.
Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, CUNY [http://www.gtmuseum.org/]
April 6, 2017 - May 26, 2017
10 Artists from Taiwan: Taiwan: Chen Ching-Lin 陳景林, Hsu Wei-Hui 徐薇蕙, Teresa Huang 黃麗絹, Huang Mei-Hui 黃美惠, Huang Wen-Ying 黃文英, Pan Ping-Yu 潘娉玉, Wu Pei-Shan 吳佩珊, Wu Yun-Feng 巫雲鳳, Yang Wei-Lin 楊偉林，Wen-Fu Yu 游文富。.
Taiwanese American Arts Council, New York [http:// taac-us.org]
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan [http://www.kmfa.gov.tw]
This program is supported, in part, by funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the NY State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NY State Legislature and administered by the Queens Council on the Arts