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Lulu Meng’s Rewoven at El Museo de Los Sures
Opening reception: Thursday April 20, 6-8pm
April 18 - June 30, 2017
EL Museo de Los Sures, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Curators: Luchia Meihua Lee, Dr. Faustino Quintanilla, Fangling Tseng, Dr. Amy Winter
Participated Artists: Steven Balogh, Hiroshi Jashiki (謝敷 宏), Ming Jer Kuo (郭明哲), Catherine Lan (藍巧茹), Lulu Meng (孟祥璐), Poyen Wang (王博彥), Chin Chih YANG (楊金池).
This exhibition showcases 24 artists whose extraordinary creativity and commitment to nature, environmental, and social issues are addressed in a convergence of painted, woven, netted, sewn, assembled, and installed artworks. Artists draw upon natural, synthetic, industrial, and waste materials – from bamboo and silk to Styrofoam, bubble wrap, plastic and paper wrappings, and insulated and stainless steel wire. These artists leave craft far behind to cross the boundary into contemporary strategies that transform diverse materials into works of whimsy, wisdom, and beauty. They address the critical issue of the endangered earth and its inhabitants in abstract and figurative terms of philosophical, literary, cosmic, and quotidian dimensions