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"Sin-ying Ho: Past Forward"
Hood Downtown Spring Exhibition Features Contemporary Ceramic Art
For Immediate Release—February 27, 2018—If Chinese
ceramic art has a heart, it beats in Jingdezhen. For centuries,
artisans there have made vessels that traveled far and wide.
Their fluid forms and recognizable decorations have inspired
celebratory prose and devoted followers around the world.
Today, artist Sin-ying Ho works in these same ceramics
factories. Though Jingdezhen potters have long defined
tradition, Ho has expanded both their forms and their imagery
in contemporary ceramics that are thoroughly of the twentyfirst
century. Whether they are monumental vases or smaller,
more clearly assembled sculptures, she makes her works from
multiple parts brought together as a whole. She emphasizes
the many parts by glazing each of the pieces differently. Together they form a whole that
maintains the legacy of being created from myriad fragments.
The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, is pleased to present the spring exhibition Sin-ying
Ho: Past Forward in its downtown Hanover exhibition space from March 30 to May 27,
- Related programming includes a Dartmouth Night student opening with the artist
on Thursday, April 5, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm; a public opening with the artist on Friday,
April 6, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm; and a “Conversations and Connections” discussion
between Hood Director John Stomberg and Sin-ying Ho on Saturday, April 7, from 2:00
to 3:00 pm. Visit the museum’s website for more exhibition-related programming.
Admission to Hood Downtown is always free, and a complimentary exhibition booklet is
The process of building is an essential metaphor for Sin-ying Ho’s artistic practice. With
it, she implies an optimism for our society’s continued ability to construct a unified
world. As reflected in her technique, and in the themes addressed by her surface imagery,
this world will necessarily be an amalgam of new and old, here and there, greed and
generosity, men and women, faith and despair. Through these combinations, Ho shares a
world view that acknowledges the inherent contradictions and challenges of global
culture while also anticipating the uncanny beauty emerging all around us.
Sin-ying Ho holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and an MFA
from Louisiana State University. An off-campus study program allowed her to study at
the Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute in China, one of the most prestigious institutes of
higher learning in China that is dedicated to the study of ceramic arts. Jingdezhen is
considered the birthplace of porcelain. Ho has an impressive exhibition record and her
pieces are in the permanent collections of the Icheon World Ceramic Centre in Korea, the
Glenbow Museum in Canada, the Burlington Art Centre in Canada, the Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taiwan, and the Guangdong Museum of Art, China. She currently lives in
Flushing, Queens, and is an associate professor in the Art Department of Queens College,
City University of New York.
This exhibition was organized by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, and generously
supported by the Philip Fowler 1927 Memorial Fund.
About Hood Downtown
During the interval of the Hood Museum of Art’s construction and reinstallation, Hood
Downtown, located at 53 Main Street, Hanover, NH, will present an ambitious series of
exhibitions featuring contemporary artists from around the world. Many of these works
by a diverse group of artists will be on view in Hanover for the first time. Like the
museum, Hood Downtown will be free and open to the public.
About the Hood Museum of Art
The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth enables and cultivates transformative encounters
with works of artistic and cultural significance to advance critical thinking and enrich
people’s lives. This dynamic educational and cultural facility houses one of the oldest and
largest college collections in the country, with more than 65,000 objects acquired since
- Among its most important works are six Assyrian stone reliefs that date from
around 900 BCE. The collection also presents art from other ancient cultures, the
Americas, Europe, Africa, Papua New Guinea, and many more regions of the world. The
Hood seeks to inspire and educate through direct engagement with original works of art
and offers access to the rich diversity of its collections through ongoing highlights
displays, special exhibitions, an online collections database, and a wide array of programs
and events. The museum is presently closed for expansion and renovation work and is
anticipated to reopen in early 2019.
Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks
among the world’s greatest colleges and universities. Dartmouth has forged a singular
identity for combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and
graduate and professional education with distinguished research and scholarship in the
arts and sciences and its three leading professional schools—the Geisel School of
Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.
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