Don't miss the current exhibition, "Joo Lee Kang," which will be on exhibit through April 16, 2012. Kang will be on campus Wednesday, April 11, to speak in Assembly and visit classes.
Students and faculty alike have been delighting in Kang's virtuoso ball point pen drawings on paper of singular animals and plants. Through a process of repetition and copying, Kang duplicates, morphs, and mutates her drawings into larger constructions that appear as massive swarms of legs, limbs, and butterfly wings. Her artist's hand mimics both the seemingly "natural" process of life and growth and the way in which we, as humans, cultivate, control and manipulate the world in which we live. At first blush, the drawings and installations are lyrical, repetitive and harmonious. As longer examination reveals slight disruptions and corruptions, Kang seems to question whether we can believe what we are seeing. When the line between natural and man-made has all but disappeared, what is nature?
Up next in Foster Gallery: one of the most anticipated shows of the year, the "Student Show 2012: works from the AP Studios," will be on exhibit May 7– June 1, 2012. Our annual student exhibition showcases the breadth and depth of creative endeavors explored by students enrolled in the AP Photography, Ceramics, and Painting/Drawing programs at Nobles. There will be a Parents' Association coffee in the gallery with AP teachers and students on Friday, May 18.