February 23 -
August 11, 2019
Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue,
Portland, OR 97205
APEX: Steven Young Lee
Taking inspiration from two significant works from the Museum’s Korean collection of 19th-century Joseon dynasty art, Steven Young Lee reconsiders these objects with a contemporary twist. For the APEX exhibition series, Lee visited the Museum this past summer to research objects in the Korean collection and specifically to focus on Dragon Jarand Tiger and Magpie, a common theme in Korean folk painting. At once fascinated by the excellence of these objects, Lee overturns these pristine examples in his own practice—perfection becomes failure, classical motifs become popular characters, and elegance resides with kitsch. They are objects in navigating Lee’s own experience in Korean-American, cross-cultural identity and upbringing.
In the context of these new bodies of work, Lee will be adding an older installation from 2005, of a pagoda of rabbits. The work stems from Lee’s evolving awareness of his place in the Chinese zodiac: Having first believed himself to be born under the zodiac sign of a rabbit, only to learn in his visits in East Asia that he is really a tiger, Lee turns the imagery into a preoccupation of form—a tower of many taunting rabbits.
Based in Helena, Montana, Lee has been the resident artist director of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts. He is represented by the Duane Reed Gallery, Ferrin Contemporary, and The Archie Bray Foundation Gallery.
For more information, please visit: "APEX".
February 16 -
June 9, 2019
Michael C. Carlos Museum
571 South Kilgo Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322
Rival Cuts: Process and Technique in Prints
by Tom Huck
Throughout his 20-plus career, artist Tom Hück’s often brash sociopolitical commentary has drawn from great satirical artists like Hogarth and Daumier. His technique, on the other hand, is inspired by the famed German woodcut artists of the Northern Renaissance, including Albrecht Dürer and Martin Schongauer. Rival Cuts: Process and Technique in Prints by Tom Hück and Albrecht Dürer, on view at the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University from February 16-June 9, 2019, brings a selection of Hück’s woodcuts together with works by Dürer, his printmaking hero.
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January 12 -
May 4, 2019
1111 Jones St, Omaha, NE 68102
Human Condition: Sunkoo Yuh
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