Nov 1- Jan 21
Laura Korman Gallery is pleased to present, Alloy, an exhibition of new works by Washington DC based artist, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann. The exhibition is on view from November 1, 2016 through January 21, 2017 with a public reception on Saturday, November 5th, 6-8 p.m.
Alloys are typically defined as substances which are composed of two or more metals intimately mixed as by fusion. This notion of “intimate mixing” is key to Mann’s artistic practice. Her energetic abstractions are synthetic in nature - pulling inspiration from diverse sources, Mann skillfully mixes media and imagery not traditionally used in concert. Drawing inspiration from a recent visit to the ancient site of the Mogao Caves situated on the Dunhuang oasis on the edge of the Gobi Desert, Mann presents us with a collection of works that continue her exploration into the delicate balances between void and abundance, chaos and order, and creation and destruction.
Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann received dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Visual Art and Human Development from Brown University in 2005. She earned her Master of Fine Arts in 2009 from the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is the recipient of a Fulbright grant and the Toby Devan Lewis fellowship, and is a fellow in the Washington, D.C. So-Ho Hamiltonian Fellows program. She has participated as an artist in residence at the Virginia Center for the Arts, Blue Sky Dayton, Vermont Studio Center, Salzburg Kunstlerhaus and Triangle Workshop residencies, and has been awarded the Anderson Art Ranch and Bemis Center residencies for 2011 and 2012. Mann is currently an instructor at the Maryland Institute College of Art.