Art Museum To Feature Works By Contemporary Artists
January 9, 2004--
The Art of Stephen Addiss, Mark Fletcher, Wonsook Kim”
Jan. 17 – Sunday, Feb. 29
of Virginia Art Museum
Entrance Foyer Gallery
155 University Avenue
Accompanying Events: Fourth
Friday, Jan. 23
Gallery Talk, 5–5:30 p.m.
Reception, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
artists and three Asian sensibilities bring the fundamentally
different cultures of East and West together
in works that pay
homage to ink on stone in the University of Virginia Art Museum
exhibition, “Ink/Stone: The Art of Stephen Addiss, Mark
Fletcher, Wonsook Kim.”
Mark Fletcher draws on his training at the kiln site of Mashiko
in Japan in operating Turtle
Hill Pottery in Gainesville,
Fla. His pots and clay sculptures reveal paintings on their
surfaces, synthesizing painting and pottery into a single art.
Addiss, on the other hand, makes clay pots and Zen-style paintings
independent of each other but united in spirit. A
scholar of Japanese art and a professor at the University
Addiss draws on the interconnection of Zen and literati culture,
tea and the tea ceremony.
by birth, Wonsook Kim uses acrylic and oil to create “ink” paintings.
Her images – a woman, an abandoned boat – are
meticulously composed on her large canvases and find their
sources in the literati.
three artists are interested in painting on nontraditional supports,
or stone-like surfaces.
large oil paintings, smaller ink paintings, large and small stoneware,
porcelain and clay
unified by the artists’s engagement with Asian
art and their commitment to the American art scene.
exhibition was organized by Sandy Kita, assistant professor of
Japanese art history at the University
of Maryland and
co-curator of the exhibition “The Moon Has
No Home” Japanese Color
Woodblock Prints from the Collection of the University
of Virginia Art Museum.
artists will informally discuss their work on Friday, Jan. 23,
at 5 p.m.
exhibition is supported by funds from the Arts$ program and the
Office of Student Life.
museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
details about the exhibition or lecture, call the University
924-3592 or visit the Web
for the exhibit are available by contacting Katherine Thompson
Jackson at (434) 924-3629 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298