Installations & Special Projects – Spring 2013
Minseop Yoon, Untitled 1-4. Plastic rods, 37 x 60 in. Courtesy of the Visual Arts Gallery/SVA.
Artist Statement: Minseop Yoon’s Untitled 1-4 is based on a series of self-portraits from childhood and tells stories from her ever-changing perspectives as a woman, dreamer and social alien. The artist tries to capture the evidence of being in the moment, and recording a trace of her presence.
Akiko Ban, Masks, 2012. Plaster pigment and metal, 32 pieces, 49” x W 81”. Courtesy of Bicha Gallery.
Artist Statement: My fundamental intention is to give life to materials and generate separate entities which exist on their own. I create my own ritual objects and environments which uplift my soul. My work is about my personal mythology which embodies the essence of the world I live in. I work mainly in drawing and sculpture which often capture the sense of flow, energy, time and space. I use liquid and flexible materials such as water, ink, plaster, fabric and rubber. The works are generated in a short period of time and one-off. I call this work generation process “manifestation of entity” which only happens when my unconsciousness is purely harmonized with the natural phenomena caused by materials.
The result of the process becomes my work. It is ‘mass of life’ which communicates itself on its own terms. ‘Masks’ are my own festive and religious instruments generated through my ritual action which enrich the world of my fantasy.
I have been hugely inspired by magical quality of tribal masks from all over the world and have been always overwhelmed by their forceful beauty. Masks are symbolic as well as important element in various festive environments and evoke our inner mind with its spiritual and expressive power. It is genuinely mysterious and fascinating object to me.
David E. Peterson, JCrew Women’s Tops and Bottoms, 2013. Acrylic, MDF and UV resin. 6ft x 15ft. (24) Diptychs ranging from 8″ x 16″ to 14″ x 24″. Courtesy of Decorazon Gallery.
Artist Statement: David E. Peterson makes rule-based paintings that are informed by high-end industrial design goods, including laptop computers, athletic shoes, men’s and women’s fashion, and modern architecture. For his JCrew Women’s Tops and Bottoms installation he has selected specific women’s tops and bottoms from JCrew catalogues circa Fall of 2011 through Spring 2013. The tops and bottoms are randomly juxtaposed to create top and bottom diptychs that represent the tops and bottoms of an outfit as if it was selected to wear for that particular day or occasion. The overall installation is a spectrum of color and texture that is current with contemporary culture.
Evi Savvaidi, The Circle of Life, 2012. Clay, ceramics. 2mx2mx2m. Courtesy of Red Round Gallery
Artist Statement: Evi Savvaidi was born in Rhodes in 1970. Evi studied Sculpture at Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA), with Prof. Theodore Papagiannis and Prof. Nikos Tranos. She studied the art of mosaic with Prof. Dafni Aggelidou and attended a workshop at the Pilchuck Glass School of Seattle Washington USA. Evi currently resides in Rhodes, Greece. The dice, seen above, are made of refractory clay with a low portion of sand. Each dice has been prepared in slices of 15 mm of thickness and placed in the appropriate mold. The colouring has been achieved using metal oxides and a porous tissue from porcelain in white and black