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Isabel Farnsworth + Hui-Chu Ying

September 5 through October 18, 2014

Heights Arts presents a special exhibition of sculpture and works on paper by Northeast Ohio artists Isabel Farnsworth and Hui-Chu Ying. The show brings together two artists and university art professors whose visual languages resonate with universal themes of human experience.

Farnsworth’s sculptural forms juxtapose fragments of figuration with formal abstraction. She describes her creative process:  “The work emerges out of writing and daydreaming as well as an active curiosity at play with both materials and ideas.”

Hui-Chu Ying embeds her work with symbols (hand gestures, scripts, nature motifs) that speak to her concern with humanity’s suffering and the potential to move towards healing. She combines many processes including painting, drawing, etching, screen-printing and collage in creating multi-layered and richly pigmented compositions that, like Farnsworth’s sculpture, draw from both abstract and figurative imagery.

Farnsworth is associate professor of sculpture at Kent State University and Hui-Chu Ying is associate professor of art at the University of Akron.


Related Programming

Artist Talks + Ekphrastic Poetry

Thursday, September 25, 7:00 p.m., Heights Arts Gallery, Free

Hear artists Isabel Farnsworth and Hui-Chu Ying share insights on their works, process and vision. Invited area poets will also read new works inspired by select sculptures and works on paper in the exhibition.

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