Installation of Suspended Sculptures by Soo-Hwa Yuan
Performance by Liesa Lietzke
Friday's Opening Party April 15th 5-9pm
April 16 & 17 12pm-5pm
900 Tennessee Street #16, San Francisco, CA 94107
In this exhibition we bring together work by Soo-Hwa Yuan and Liesa Lietzke. Architecture and performance art are apparently very divergent fields, with their own specific histories and dialogs. By placing practitioners from these two different fields within the same exhibition frame, we aim to both juxtapose their differences and also reveal ways that they adopt similar strategies for occupying and problematizing space.
Soo-Hwa Yuan, Sculpture & Installation
Soo-Hwa Yuan's work deals with the intersection of light, form, and movement. While his installations explore the mystery of space with light and fabric surfaces on a large scale, it is his suspended sculptures that embody these three elements on a more intimate level. With light, the sculptures create movement with shapes, and change shapes with movement. This dynamic interplay of light, form, and motion creates visible rhythms as air moves the sculptures through space.
The work will be shown in a unique space that allows the viewer to move around, beneath, and above the sculptures to view them from various levels and angles.
Yuan holds a Master of Architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and BA in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.
Liesa Lietzke, Playing at the Edge of Intelligibility
Liesa will install herself as a performing sculpture in suitu (business tutu) and flirt with absurdity, accompanied by spoken word. She earned her MFA from California College of the Arts and her BA in Creative Arts from San José State University. She is currently completing an MA in Visual and Critical Studies at California College of the Arts.
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