In April, Waterstone Gallery introduces two new member artists – Lisa Kaser and Shu-Ju Wang.
Lisa Kaser will be presenting a collection of textiles, watercolors, mixed media sculpture and collage-pieced illustrations in this exhibition. She assembles unique materials to create characters that are equal parts darkness & sweetness. Humor & trails of optimism mingle with more shadowy aspects of life, giving the viewer an uncanny ability to relate to the creatures from the world of her imagination.
Shu-Ju Wang will be showing her gouache paintings and artist's books. Much of her work examines her experience as an immigrant, viewed through different aspects of daily life. The food we eat, the creatures we encounter, the land we till, the ideas we hold dear, all become metaphors in what it means to be a first generation American. Using multiple voices and combining realistic imagery with folk elements, Wang creates complex narratives with diverse points of views, very much a reflection of our modern lives.