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Reusable Universes: Shih Chieh Huang

Art - Exhibit

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Worcester Art Museum
Contemporary Gallery
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
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"Reusable Universes: Shih Chieh Huang" features the work of Shih Chieh Huang, who combines his longstanding fascination with technology and the materials of modern life to transform mundane manufactured objects into novel and remarkably complex sculptural forms. Huang elevates circuit building, transistor rewiring, and other hardware operations into an art that connects not only with our senses but our sense of humanity between today's virtual and analog existence.

At the Worcester Art Museum, Huang plans to create his most ambitious immersive environment to datea kinetic sculptural installation consisting of over one hundred various-sized elements. In addition to the exhibition, the artist will create onsite his Organic Concept, an infinitely scalable sculpture made from rolls of painter's plastic and box fans. The creation will be a public performance in the Museum lobby on July 20, 2017. Afterwards, Organic Concept will be temporarily installed in the Renaissance Court.

Reusable Universes resonates with the spirit of innovation and curiosity that continues to ground Worcester today. Huang's art also will provoke the viewer to consider society's rapidly changing relationship with technology. By constructing grand works of "low-tech" art made from high-tech parts that are intentionally built to look unfinished, Huang endeavors to recapture the curiosity and wonder of early technology that will inspire visitors to likewise experiment and build anew.

Support for Reusable Universes: Shih Chieh Huang has been provided by the Taipei Cultural Center in New York; Lisa Kirby Gibbs, Robin Kirby, and Diana (Kirby) Glimm; and UniBank.

Funding also has been provided in part by The Donald and Mary Melville Contemporary Art Program Fund and The John M. Nelson Fund. Media partners are Artscope Magazine, WBUR, and Worcester Magazine.

Image: Shih Chieh Huang, T-24-L, 2017, 8 x 13 x 9 feet, Mixed media, photo: Megan Paetzhold, Courtesy of the artist and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Suggested Audiences:Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School, Elementary, Preschool

Website: http://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/reusable-universes-shih-chieh-huang/
Phone: 508-799-4406

Last Modified: September 6, 2017 at 2:53 PM

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