OPERA ON TAP/Roulette Sisters.
Opening Night Preview:
Wednesday April 13th, 2011
5-9 PM (Invitation Only)
Where: Park Avenue Armory
Exhibition Dates: April 14-17, 2011
Thursday: 11am – 7pm
Friday: 11am – 6pm
Saturday: 11am – 7pm
Sunday: Noon – 6pm
Show Location: Park Avenue at 67th St.
Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new sculptural work by artist Jan Huling and an entrance installation by ceramicist Sin-ying Ho at SOFA NEW YORK 2011.
Neither sketched nor planned, Jan Huling‘s three-dimensional works draw inspiration from her travels to India and Mexico, as well as imagined, playful scenes reminiscent of childhood fairy tales and fantasies. Huling’s work is approachable yet evocative, incorporating spiritual iconography alongside humorous artifacts of contemporary popular culture. The armatures for Huling’s sculptures are an unpredictable mix of forms ranging from Kewpie and Munny dolls to birds and tiny life-sized insects. This exploration of shape and scale adds to the whimsical charm of her work.
In addition to seed beads, Huling’s colorful sculptures incorporate a variety of found objects, such as buttons, coins, tokens and costume jewelry. Huling’s slow and meticulous beading process, the intricacy of her swirling, hypnotic patterns, and the spontaneous manner with which Huling approaches each new project results in sculpture that is both delicate and alluring to touch – simply put, she transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary.