October 6, 2017 paperlesslion

Explore the metaphysical realm through sculptures from real life at DISMANTLE THE CORE, currently on exhibit through Oct. 14 at Wayne State University’s Elaine L. Jacob Gallery. Featuring the work of four remarkable artists, the works will be enjoyed and discussed in a closing reception, Friday, Oct. 13.


The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, is pleased to present DISMANTLE THE CORE, a mixed-media exhibition featuring works by the following artists: Jinwon Chang, Ilhwa Kim, Sui Park, and Sungkuen Lee.

DISMANTLE THE CORE coincides with the 2017 Sculpture X Symposium hosted by the Department of Art and Art History, October 13-14, 2017. A closing reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, Oct. 13, from 5:30-9 p.m. with a gallery talk from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

DISMANTLE THE CORE features works by four contemporary artists who make art using existing objects as a source for their materials. The materials are manipulated and then strategically assembled to create patterned compositions that can be perceived as articulations of the metaphysical.

Crust, mantle, core – the artists transform their materials into microscopic / macroscopic compositions. Their fractal-like inventions can be perceived as divine matrices present in space and time.

Their mastery of labor-intensive techniques, simultaneously unique and universal, allows viewers to experientially engage in the meditative processes performed during the creation of the works. The artists’ self-exertion is apparent through the flawless craftsmanship and repetitive details.

This exhibition is made possible with the cooperation and support of the Waterfall Mansion & Gallery, New York City.

The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History is a division of Wayne State’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, educating the next generation of visual artists, designers and art historians. Wayne State University, located in the heart of Detroit’s midtown cultural center, is a premier urban research university offering more than 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to more than 28,000 students.

Normal gallery hours are Tuesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

WSU’s Elaine L. Jacob Gallery is located at 480 W. Hancock St., Detroit, MI 48202. Phone: (313) 993-7813.

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