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Thursday January 31, 2013 | by laguiri

OPENING: Eunsuh Choi caps residency with an exhibition of her flameworked installations at Pittsburg

FILED UNDER: Exhibition, New Work, Opening

The Convergence of Barrier IV Eunsuh Choi, The Convergence of Barrier IV, 2012. Flameworked, borosilicate glass, sand-blasted. H 36, W 18, D 5 in. courtesy: pittsburgh glass center

Eunsuh Choi’s latest exhibition features 15 intricate and serene flameworked objects created during her recent residency at the Pittsburgh Glass Center. On view February 1 through June 16 in the Hodge Gallery, the exhibition entitled “Consciousness” aims to explore how to convey emotion and human ambitions through delicate and organic sculptural forms.

Though highly geometric in form, Choi’s introspective works also convey a sense of the unpredictable. In Double Conscious, icicle-like branches emerge, upsetting the perfection of the piece’s cubic structure. This motif reappears in the stunning Housed Barrier IV, in which a simple house appears to hold the roots of branches growing from its walls. Choi repeats familiar motifs throughout the works, including boxes, clouds, and ladders, all executed in clear borosilicate glass that lends the series an ethereal, otherworldly feel.

Eunsuh Choi, Housed Barrier IV. Flameworked, borosilicate glass. H 30, W 13, D 8 in. courtesy: pittsburgh glass center Eunsuh Choi, Housed Barrier IV. Flameworked, borosilicate glass. H 30, W 13, D 8 in. courtesy: pittsburgh glass center

“It is as if these pieces were composed of light and were revealing themselves unto the viewer as a holy vision, indicating one towards a direction above and beyond where they stand,” notes Choi in her artist statement. “In this work, I am attempting to create a physical representation of what it feels like to have a personal moment of revelation when standing in the presence of the actual piece.”

—Grace Duggan

February 1 – June 16, 2013
Opening Reception with the Artist: Friday, February 1, 6-9 pm
Pittsburgh Glass Center – Hodge Gallery
5472 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Tel. 412-365-2145

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