ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Keysook Geum - Art+ Shanghai Gallery - November 8th - December 31st <p>Elegant and ethereal, floating forms fill the space, combining the materiality of twisted wire and beads, crystals, and pearls with the ephemeral qualities of light and shadow. There is a sense of poetry, cathartic release, and peaceful movement in the stillness of KeySook Geum&rsquo;s works. Life-sized sculptures of dresses, qipaos, and other forms of fashion hover suspended in the air or draw from the walls, solid yet weightless. Their quietness and glamour display a marked femininity and feminism, a mixture of strength and transparency, wire and light.</p> <p>Art+ Shanghai Gallery&rsquo;s winter 2014 exhibition <em>Wire and Light: An Exhibition of Sculptures by KeySook Geum</em> is Korean artist KeySook Geum&rsquo;s first exhibition in Shanghai. Featuring a range of her life-sized fashion art sculptures, <em>Wire and Light</em> is visual poetry of delicate &lsquo;lace&rsquo; and flowing &lsquo;fabric&rsquo; meticulously constructed from twisted wire and beads. Geum&rsquo;s sculptures display a fusion of Asian and Western aesthetics, traditional and functional forms, and contemporary flair, displaying a sense of romanticism with fairytale-like glamor. Often taking the form of female garments, her works transform our preconceived notions of fashion into dramatic statements. There is a thoughtful eloquence to her work that entices viewers to step close, to linger, and to marvel at the wire and light.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>金属丝和珠片的质感以及透过水晶、珍珠所投射出光与影转瞬即逝的特质,构成了如今摇曳于展馆之中满屋的优雅,轻盈与灵动。琴基淑艺术创作的静寂带给我们一种如诗歌般,宣泄释放,安定灵动之感。等身尺寸的长裙,旗袍和其他华服盛装的雕塑在展馆上空漂浮亦或在墙壁上跳跃,制造出一种实实在在却又轻飘失重的感觉。它们的安静祥和与魅力迷人展现了一种独特的女性柔美和刚强,一种力量和轻盈的碰撞,一种线与光的交织。</p> <p>艺术+上海画廊2014冬季&ldquo;线与光&mdash;&mdash;琴基淑雕塑作品展&rdquo;是来自韩国的琴基淑教授在上海首次举办的雕塑展。 &ldquo;线与光&rdquo;由金属丝和水晶珠子小心翼翼编织而成的一场关于优雅&ldquo;蕾丝&rdquo;与灵动&ldquo;织布&rdquo;的视觉诗歌,由一系列等身尺寸的服装艺术雕塑品组成。琴基淑教授用其在当代艺术方面的独特天分和眼光,创造出了一种融合东亚和欧美的艺术形式,为我们带来了一种闪耀着童话光芒的浪漫主义。琴基淑的作品经常借用女性装束的形式,将传统的时尚理念和女性的柔美,转变戏剧性表现。通过严谨的构思引领观展者对作品进行深入观察,徘徊,沉浸,惊叹。</p> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:08:03 +0000 Michelle Kuen Suet Fung - Art Projects Gallery - November 6th - November 23rd <p><em>&ldquo;80% of all marine waste is from the land. </em><em>Only</em><em> 20% is from the ocean.</em></p> <p><em>80% of marine waste is plastic.</em></p> <p><em>80%</em><em> of the Great Pacific Gyre is plastic, and the Gyre weighs a total of 3.5 million tons.</em></p> <p><em>80%</em><em> of people will do nothing about it. Are you in the 20%?&rdquo;</em></p> <p><em> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </em></p> <p><em> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Michelle Kuen Suet Fung</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p>Hong Kong artist, Michelle Kuen Suet Fung&rsquo;s latest works in her solo exhibition at Art Projects Gallery, titled &ldquo;80/20&rdquo;, calls for attention to the plight of wildlife affected by the ecological damage caused by humans, with particular scrutiny to the impact of human plastic consumption on marine life.</p> <p>Michelle Fung&rsquo;s works in the &ldquo;80/20&rdquo; series portray an ironically celebratory atmosphere that belie the solemnity of the underlying environmental issue, as a way to evoke deeper contemplation by the viewers who upon closer inspection, would realize that the colorful, confetti-like festive elements were in fact plastic debris and other harmful materials that are plaguing animal life.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Rendered in mixed media of ink, pigment, graphite and color pencil, Michelle Fung&rsquo;s highly detailed works can be seen as a visually stunning ecological rally through art, to call upon viewers to reflect on the human impact on the natural world and increase the awareness of the environmental issue.</p> <p><strong>About the Artist</strong></p> <p>Belonging to a generation of young western-trained Hong Kong artist, Michelle returned to Hong Kong in 2011 to pursue her art career after living almost two decades in Vancouver, Canada. Owing to her multi-faceted background and international outlook, she draws inspirations from a wide range of sources and popular sub-cultures, including fairy tales, children&rsquo;s picture books, the Japanese Otaku, fifteenth-century European etching, as well as traditional Chinese painting. Animals and their relationships with humans, explored from various intellectual and philosophical angles whether emotional, sustenance, or environmental, is a long recurring thread in her works.&nbsp;</p> <p>In March 2010, she was awarded an artist residency at Canada&rsquo;s prestigious Banff Centre. In July 2013, she traveled to Listh&uacute;s Art Space, Iceland, for a month-long residency. Her works have been exhibited in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Hong Kong, Korea and China. Her exhibition I Don&rsquo;t Know if You Know How Much I Love You (March 2012) was the first solo show at hi art store, a gallery project of Beijing art tycoon Wu Jing. In November 2012, she began to work with Michael Goedhuis Gallery (London, U.K.) that has an international reputation of dealing Asian art for over two decades. She was declared as a winner of the Young Artist Competition organized by Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair 2012 and also received an Award of Excellence in the Second Greater China Illustration Awards. Her works have been featured in the media numerous times, and are in international private collections, and The Canada Council Art Bank.</p> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:47:51 +0000