Through a Glass, Darkly – Body

This gallery contains works by artists using glass and glass-like materials to observe, augment, interact…
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Location
The Delaware Contemporary
Date
Friday, September 30
Time
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Location

The Delaware Contemporary
200 S. Madison St.,
Wilmington, DE 19801

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Description

This gallery contains works by artists using glass and glass-like materials to observe, augment, interact with and imitate the body.

Works by Ying Chiun Lee and Christie Stidham consider the male gaze directed at feminine bodies in historically male-dominated spaces. Lee’s work, Zoom in Closer, uses the glassmaking studio as a site for this investigation.

Other artworks challenge the notion of objectivity in viewing the human form. Bohyun Yoon’s work, Mirror Armor, which confuses expectations about how bodies are expected to look and to move, uses simple fragments of flat mirrors to reshape bodies as they move through space. There is attraction and repulsion, unexpected beauty but also violence and objectification in the fragmentation of the bodies in question.

Kayla Cantu’s work highlights bodily qualities of glass and other glassy materials. In her work, viewers often encounter these parts separated from a whole. The work considers curiosities of discomfort relating to unruly bodies—or bodies that society has traditionally deemed as not “normal.” By drawing from her own experience referencing societal standards, and by paralleling the materiality of glass to human capability, her practice reconsiders senses of discomfort for the self both psychologically and physically. Bulging fat, fleshy folds, ooze, many orifices, timelines of bodies, and the psychological need to contain one’s perception are some of the curiosities she explores.

Participating Artists: Kayla Cantu, Christy Georg, Kim Harty, Brynn Hurlstone, Ying Chiun Lee, Paige Morris, Christie Stidham, Heather Sutherland, and Bohyun Yoon.

Carole Bieber & Marc Ham Gallery

OPENING EVENT: September 9, 2022 | 5 – 9 PM
ON ART: September 28, 2022 | 6 PM
Key Artist, Bohyun Yoon

 

 

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