‘INTO THE FOLD, Threads of Curious Realities’ Featuring On-Kyeong Seong and Sarah Meyers Brent OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, APRIL 13th from 2:00 – 6:00 PM On Exhibit April 4 – 28, 2019
‘Into the Fold, Threads Of Curious Realities’ features two New England artists working in mixed media to construct a hearty collection of installation, sculpture, painting and stitchery that will fill our gallery as spring bursts forth in April of 2019. Both Seong and Brent push the boundaries of beauty and ugliness through the inimitable guidance of their materials. Bundles of textiles, foam and ‘trash’ in Brent’s work, behave as if they were thick paint, where threading in Seong’s, left loose or tightly sewn, draws delicate lines and connections. We are boldly wrapped in worlds that speak about woman’s work, motherhood, nature, technology and curious relationships that manifest in our conscious and unconscious minds.
There is a messy, yet beautiful, organic chaos of form that melds effortlessly into an orderly management of geometric shape. Colors are bright, clean and clear in moments of rest or muddled and earthy where they collide.
Seong’s quilt-like worlds occasionally shift between two and three dimensionalities; deftly crawling along walls, agreeably transformative upon installation in order to bend and curve around sharp angles. Visitors are enticed to a walk through Brent's site-specific “garden archway” of old clothing, studio debris, paint, and recycled materials. This piece fluently mimics the “growths" pouring out of her wall works and sculpture.
There is much meat to sink our toothy souls into as these two masterful creators provide abundant opportunities for digging in and climbing back out.