Kye-Yeon SON Retrospective Exhibition
Title: VASA SENSUM: Kye-Yeon Son, Retrospective Exhibition
Where: Korean Cultural Centre Canada
When: May 4 (Thursday) – June 30 (Friday), 2017
Opening: May 4, 6:30-8:00pm
Artist Talk: May 4, 5:30pm
In celebration of Canada 150, the Korean Cultural Centre Canada presents .
Kye-Yeon Son, winner of the 2011 Saidye Bronfman Award – One of the prestigious Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts in Canada was born in South Korea.
Son received her BFA from Seoul National University and her MFA from Indiana University. She has exhibited her works in numerous solo and group exhibitions in public and commercial galleries across Canada, the United States, South Korea, Germany, Japan and England.
Son moved to Montreal in 1984, joined the faculty of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Halifax in 1995 and became a member of the Royal Academy of Arts in 2000.
Among her many awards are the 2006 NICHE Award and several Awards of Excellence from the Metal Arts Guild, Toronto. Son currently lives and works in Halifax, Canada.
“Elegant, Calm, Dynamic, Restrained Power, Intense and Quiet – all these terms have been used to describe the work of Kye-Yeon Son.
Son’s aesthetic strikes a fine balance between Korean subtlety and North American expressionism.
She creates simple forms with intricate surfaces. Often modelled after objects in nature – a leafless tree in winter – they speak to resilience, change and harmony with the environment.
Her works honour, hold and give shape to intangibles – emotions and memories at once personal and universal. “
Susan Hanrahan, Executive Director, Nova Scotia Designer Craft Council.