*Note date change* "Move a Mountain," a reception and gallery talk by Jason Yi
From site: News & Events
Date: Thursday, January 26th, 2012
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Courtyard, Wright Museum of Art (reception 4 p.m. / gallery talk 5 p.m.)
Sponsored by: Wright Museum of Art
Contact: , Becky Moffett / 608-363-2671
An Exhibition by Internationally Recognized Artist Jason Yi. Reception begins at 4 p.m. followed by the gallery talk at 5 p.m.
I have long created works that crossed artistic disciplines: sculpture, photography, drawing, video and installations. Born and raised in Seoul, Korea until the age of 11, I navigate between two distinctly different cultures. This bi-cultural experience necessitated viewing life with multiple cultural lenses and to this day continues to fuel my artistic investigations.My father was an artist who was equally adept at both painting traditional Asian landscapes with ink on paper and archetypal Western landscapes with oil paint on canvas. As a child, I was always intrigued with the fluidity in which my father navigated these vastly different approaches in painting. This childhood fascination with landscape imagery and its ability to influence and reflect cultural perceptions have been my on-going artistic research.A sense of location within one’s physical space, culture and history plays a crucial role in the creation of my work. While images and ideas often begin with the landscape, I am also drawn to the incorporation of non-art materials (e.g., foam, packing peanuts, bubble wrap and PVC tubes) and the juxtaposition of ambiguous imagery, deliberately subverting viewer’s visual expectations. My work invokes the paradoxical notion of “harmonious conflict” where compositional/conceptual relationship of materials and images are questioned and yet valued.While the work begins with observations of my personal surroundings, the manifestation of ideas and research implicate broader concepts of human experiences and the frailties of perception.