“Material → Object” At Eli Klein Fine Art
Eli Klein Fine Art presents “Material → Object,” a six-person exhibition of the works of Gao Rong, Li Hongbo, Li Hongjun, Wang Liwei, Wang Lei, and Ye Sen. The artists worked with various media such as paper, cloth, wood, and leather, and employ techniques that allowed them to explore the possibilities of their craft and to give traditional handicrafts a new level of artistic value.
Rediscovering neglected objects, questioning reverence for history and tradition, and contesting society's restrictions on thinking, “Material → Object” examines Chinese societal issues through the reconceptualization of chosen techniques. Although they start from individual points of investigation, remembrance, and self-expression, the artists all use their unique process to re-imagine contemporary China.
"Material → Object"
Opening Reception: March 20th, 6 - 9pm
May 29, 2012 —July 19, 2012
Eli Klein Fine Art
462 West Broadway
New York, NY 10012
Gallery Hours: Daily, 11am - 7pm