Currently on View

April 13, 2014 - July 13, 2014

One at a Time is on hiatus until Monday, April 21.

Opening reception: Sunday, April 13, 2014 – 3-5 pm

hariC-4
M-a-r-k-i-n-g, 2013
24 pieces, 30 x 24 inches each
Hair (collected from April 2011-March 2013), silk organza, muslin, thread, mixed materials Hand felted, hand stitched.

The third in a series of exhibitions that examine--in various combinations and with some latitude for digression--women, nature and science. Kyoung Ae Cho presents recent, or recently completed, work. Much of it involves the painstaking collection of things over a long period of time, as in M-a-r-k-i-n-g, which references a Korean custom of collecting one’s own hair as it is shed in the course of daily life; or the slow accretion of small objects to produce a whole, as in her 10-foot-square quilt of artificial flowers. Cho’s practice is never far from nature: she collects fallen leaves and twigs for her hangings and closely observes the flowers and insects in her garden, recording their behavior in startling, almost voyeuristic photographs.

To download a copy of the press release for this exhibition, click here.

About the Artist

Kyoung Ae Cho was born in South Korea and earned a BFA from Duksung Women’s University in Seoul. She received an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She has taught at the Kansas City Art Institute, Cranbrook-Kingswood School, Penland School of Crafts and Haystack Mountain School of Craft, and is currently a professor in the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Her work has been exhibited in national and international venues including the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE; Gregg Museum of Art and Design, Raleigh, NC; Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ; San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, CA; Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA; Cheongju Craft Museum, Cheongju, South Korea; Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN; Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, CO; John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI; National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan; Project Space Gallery at Montalvo, Saratoga, CA; Soma Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea; University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu; the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, WI; INOVA, Milwaukee, WI; Textilemuseum, Tilburg, The Netherlands; Wisconsin Academy, Madison, WI; Reed Whipple Cultural Center Gallery, Las Vegas, NV; South Bend Museum of Art, IN; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Sheehan Gallery, Walla Walla, WA; Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH; Detroit Institute of Arts, MI; Evanston Art Center, IL; Carnegie Art Museum of Oxnard, CA; and the National Museum of Modern Art, Kwachon, South Korea.

Cho's work has been reviewed and featured in numerous publications, among them Textile Fibre Forum (Australia); Fiberarts; Surface Design Journal; American Craft; Monthly CRART (South Korea); Fiber Art Today (Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.); Masters: Art Quilts (Lark Book); Quilt National 2003: The Best of Contemporary Quilts (Lark Books); Contemporary Quilt: Quilt National 1997 (Lark Books); No: Nouvel Object (Design House, South Korea); Art & Craft (South Korea); Fiberarts Design Book IV, VI & VII (Lark Books); and Art Textiles of the World: USA (Telos Art Publishing, England), among others. She is the subject of the monograph Portfolio Collection: Kyoung Ae Cho (Telos Art Publishing, England.) Cho has also received many awards, grants and fellowships, including the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Export Fund for Visual Art Award; the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Arts and Humanities Travel Award; a Wisconsin Arts Board Award Fellowship; the UWM Foundation and Graduate School Research Award (2004); the Lillian Elliott Award; a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant; and an Art on the Move Grant from the Detroit Recreation Department.

October 28, 2012 - May 28, 2014

   

Sunday, February 23, 2014, 1-5 pm. More info here.

Sunday, March 16, 2014, 1-5 pm. More info here.

Sunday, April 13, 2014, 1-5 pm. More info here.

Sunday, May 18, 2014, 1-5 pm. More info here.

Sunday, June 8, 2014, 1-5 pm. More info here.

Sunday, July 13, 2014, 1-5 pm. More info here.

Sunday, August 17, 2014, 1-5 pm. More info here.

Yevgeniya Kaganovich conceived of grow as a series of durational installations in public buildings throughout the Milwaukee area. At each location, a system of interconnected plant-like forms, simulating a self-propagating organism in multiple stages of development, would grow over time. These systems are created from a singular material, recycled plastic bags, and their growth rate is determined by the number of bags accumulated in an official recycling bin at each site. The layers of plastic are fused to create a surface similar to leather or skin, molded into plant-like volumes, connected with plastic bag “thread” and stuffed with more bags. Like weeds, these organisms will grow into unused and overlooked spaces: niches, stairwells, and other peripheral and forgotten architectural elements.

“My goals for grow,” says Kaganovich, “are to transform an artificial manipulated material into a seemingly unchecked, feral, opportunistic growth; to visualize and punctuate reuse by juxtaposing it with slow, methodical, labor-intensive making that plays with control, 'craftiness,' and precision; and to speculate about how artificial lifecycles are sustained.”

The project will launch at Lynden on October 28. The public will be able to discover the plant-like forms in Lynden’s interstitial spaces; they will be able to watch them grow and spread over the period of a year or so; and they will be able to contribute to their growth by dropping off their used plastic bags. Various events are planned throughout the project period: an introductory talk by artist Nathaniel Stern (October 28); a day during which Kaganovich and her assistants will occupy our art studio to demonstrate the processes and techniques used in making grow (November 17); and a hands-on workshop where you will learn to manipulate plastic bags as a raw material and make something to take home (January 20).

After grow launches at the Lynden Sculpture Garden, Kaganovich will plan subsequent “plantings” at public locations throughout Milwaukee. Public involvement will range from contributing plastic bags for specific locations to participating in workshops. At the culmination of the project, all the forms will be transplanted to Lynden, where they will be exhibited as a combined system before they are, again, recycled. The final exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue with an essay by Jennifer Johung.

About the Artist
Yevgeniya Kaganovich, born in Belarus, is a Milwaukee-based artist, whose hybrid practice encompasses jewelry and metalsmithing, sculpture and installation. She received an MFA from the State University of New York at New Paltz and a BFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Kaganovich has been exhibiting her work nationally and internationally since 1992. Her work has received a number of awards and has been published widely. Kaganovich is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she heads a thriving undergraduate and graduate jewelry and metalsmithing program.


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