Experience Cerbera Gallery’s new exhibit “Summer Salon ’18” with Ceramics, Editions, Photography & Painting by renowned national and international artists. Learn more
Summer Salon ’18
Sculpture, Ceramics, Editions, Photography and Painting
July 1- September 6, 2018
2011 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108
This exhibition is curated by Cerbera Gallery.
Cerbera Gallery: Summer Salon ’18
Summer Salon Concept:
The Summer Salon exhibits the combination of new works by renowned and emerging national and international artists working in ceramics and 2D mediums.
We have six featured artists representing different disciplines:
Sam Chung and Steven Young Lee
Sam Chung is an Arizona-based ceramic artist. He received his MFA from Arizona State University and his BA degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Between his undergraduate and graduate programs, he worked as a special post-bac student at the University of Minnesota. He taught at Northern Michigan University from 1998-2007 and is now teaching at Arizona State University in Tempe where he is an associate professor of ceramics. Sam has presented numerous lectures and workshops both nationally and internationally.
Sam Chung works within the context of the vessel to exploit its universal identity and impart his own vision of merging historical, contemporary and cultural influences. He is curious about finding relationships between various forms of creative expression ranging from art, traditional craft, and design. When Sam Chung combines these oftentimes disparate relationships, they bring forth a new object that is intended to provoke one’s perception of what is familiar versus what is new.
Steven Young Lee received his BFA and MFA in Ceramics from Alfred University. Originally from Chicago, he lives in Helena with his wife, Lisa and their son and daughter Gavin and Florence.
Steven Young Lee about his work: “The pieces I create appropriate and incorporate elements of form, decoration, color, image and material that are distinct to particular cultures and time periods. They are a reflection of my love for historical ceramic objects and their ability to provide a unique view of the past. I am fascinated by the effect of environment and resources in the evolution of these objects and the imprint of the cultures in which they were created.
Ross Redmon and Heesoo Lee
Ross Redmon is a Kansas City based artist, originally from Greer, South Carolina. After completing his studies on a full scholarship to the Kansas City Art Institute in 2015, he received a Bachelors of Fine Arts with a double major in Ceramics and Art History. He has attended international residencies in Denmark and Hungary. Participating in the Project Network symposium at Guldagergaard, the International Ceramic Research Center in Skaelskor, Denmark in 2015, and an attending resident artist at the International Ceramic Studio in Kecskement, Hungary during the summers of 2012 and 2013.
Heesoo Lee was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Heesoo earned her BA in art from Ewha University. Heesoo began a full-time studio practice in Berkeley, CA in 2000. From there, she relocated to Maui, where she established a thriving studio business. Heesoo was a summer resident at the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts in 2013 and returned in the fall of 2014 as a long-term resident artist. She is currently a full time studio artist in Helena, MT.
Heesoo Lee’s work explores the vulnerability of the human condition through the metaphor of the natural world. Her artistic language, formed by observations of material, nature, and place, engages with themes of identity, connection, and time. In describing subtle variations of light, texture, color, and shadow as they exist in nature, Lee is, fundamentally, illuminating a range human emotions and the humbling reality of being a feeling person in a vast and changeable world.
Tim Hahn and Keith Young
Tim Hahn In this time where you can’t tell the difference between much of the art produced and media advertising, or comic book illustrations or work that is computer generated, Tim Hahn is trying to produce work that is successful on a basic level. He is trying to make pieces function as more than a painting but as an “object” through the use of the chosen materials and processes. The work is about the physicality of the object and the relationships of colors, forms, and materials.
The individual pieces are a summary of an esthetic process and physical activity up to that point. If this can evoke an emotion in Tim Hahn or the viewer, fine. In the end it is a purely visual experience. The work could be about everything or it could be about nothing.
Keith Young lives in Kansas City, Missouri. He began his studies at State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Mo. then transferred to the Kansas City Art Institute. He grew up in a creative family nourished by free thought and conversation, it was the loving matriarch of his family who realized and encouraged his artistic talent. Young’s most current exhibit was located at Anthony Phillip Fine Art in Brooklyn, New York.
Young’s canvases use an array of mixed media to rearrange the world as it is presented to him; he crosses boundaries of materials, genres, subject matter, and themes to discover life through an ever-expanding collection of images and techniques; collage, drawing, over-painting, applique, and embellishments. Found objects, linoleum fragments, magazine pictures, lace, wallpaper, spray paint, all become part of Keith’s vocabulary of painting. The paintings bridge the logical to the illogical by creating a natural synergy with the incongruous or disparate elements that find their way into his work. By critically analyzing materials and being somewhat of a material atheist, Keith has been able to define his aesthetic as an artist at a young age; frequently experimenting with techniques and objects that maintain the integrity of his aesthetic within his work. Keith’s paintings have given him a voice in his own life. His work doesn’t talk about worldly issues; but rather, solves personal struggle ultimately illustrating the phrase, the personal is political. Keith Young is colorblind, but this is not a disadvantage for him; His inability to distinguish certain colors allows him to create works with unique palettes that are among the components that make his work so compelling to viewers.
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