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U.Va. Art Museum To Feature Works By Contemporary Artists

January 9, 2004--

WHAT: “Ink/Stone: The Art of Stephen Addiss, Mark Fletcher, Wonsook Kim”

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 17 – Sunday, Feb. 29

WHERE: University 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.

Three 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.”

Potter 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.

Stephen 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 of Richmond, Addiss draws on the interconnection of Zen and literati culture, tea and the tea ceremony.

Korean 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.

All three artists are interested in painting on nontraditional supports, including stone or stone-like surfaces.

These large oil paintings, smaller ink paintings, large and small stoneware, porcelain and clay sculptures, and painted pots are unified by the artists’s engagement with Asian art and their commitment to the American art scene.

The 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.

The artists will informally discuss their work on Friday, Jan. 23, at 5 p.m.

The exhibition is supported by funds from the Arts$ program and the Office of Student Life.

The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

For details about the exhibition or lecture, call the University of Virginia Art Museum at (434) 924-3592 or visit the Web site: http://www.virginia.edu/artmuseum.

Images for the exhibit are available by contacting Katherine Thompson Jackson at (434) 924-3629 or ktj@virginia.edu.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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