A Group Show Exploring Domestic Space Finds Harmony Between Art and Design
“Let’s Art” includes an international roster of artists and designers, many of whom hail from Korea, where a special emphasis is placed on exceptional craftsmanship, the use of traditional materials and techniques, and reverence towards nature. The artists chosen for this exhibition reflect these impulses strongly in their practices. refers to as “three-dimensional landscape painting.”
Similarly organic yet cosmic are the works of Kang Myung Sun and
Moving away from the functional to the more purely artistic are works by European artist Joana Vasconcelos. Vasconcelos fuses ideas of domestic femininity with those of the wild masculine, in sculptures of animals or objects covered in crochet—works such as Capote (2014) or Side by Side (2013) present castrated views of masculinity, freezing and capturing their subjects in a net of femininity. These pieces bring a conceptual edge to a show that otherwise focuses on the aesthetic.
“Living in Art I: Let’s Art,” is on view at Seomi International, Los Angeles, Feb. 20–Apr. 24, 2015.
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