The Lawton Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will feature a new exhibit with works by Profs. Minkyu Lee and Alison Stehlik from Thursday, Sept. 9 to Thursday, Sept. 30.
The exhibit, “Two-in-one: A two-person exhibition of ceramics and sculptures” will serve as an exciting introduction to the work of two recent additions to the art and design faculty at UW-Green Bay.
Lee, who earned master’s degrees from Seoul National University and the School for American Crafts at Rochester Institute for Technology, teaches courses in ceramics and design. Lee has exhibited widely in ceramics competitions and exhibitions.
“Repetition, for most people, is an integral part of their daily lives. Recurrence, routine, cycles and rituals are universal principles that structure nature and human existence,” Lee said. “For me, geometric structures underlie our world, these include all organic and inorganic matter. My artworks are attempts to visualize this invisible concept by using repetitive geometric forms.”
Stehlik earned her master’s degree from Penn State University. She teaches sculpture and design.
Stehlik will be exhibiting two works: “Dreaming of Grace” consists of 11 ceramic, infant dolls; “Family Hairlooms” is a series of 12 ceramic works consisting of porcelain heads with elaborate hairdos.
“The fantasies and dreams that inspire me are personal to be sure, and the sculptures that I make reflect this,” Stehlik said.“ They are subversive, bizarre, depreciating representations of the dreams that torment and please me. But they are significant, too, because they represent the astonishing discovery that happens when my hands fail to create exactly what my mind generates.”
The opening reception will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, with a talk by the artists at 5 p.m.
Lee will discuss his works and influences from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15. Stehlik will talk about her works and artistic influences from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22.
The Lawton Gallery is located inside Theatre Hall on the UW-Green Bay campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. All of the events are free and open to the public.