Echo Sounding: Liz Miller, Younseal Eum, Huguette Despault May

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University
January 10 – March 2, 2013

The exhibition explored the work of three artists who are looking at nautical elements and marine tools as well as repetitive patterning in nature to tell compelling stories. Featuring new work including two site-specific installations, “Echo Sounding” included kinetic sculpture, felt assemblages and exquisitely rendered drawings and photographs all focused on our fascination with the sea and its inhabitants. Miller’s large-scale felt assemblages are comprised of repeated shapes from historic and contemporary culture; taken out of their typical context, the artist uses them to present a new storyline. Eum’s kinetic sculptures transport the viewer to the seas, using the shadows of paper-based materials to create an immersive experience. May’s detailed charcoal drawings unravel rope into organic forms, deconstructing a basic piece of nautical gear. Miller received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, and her MFA from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Eum earned her BFA and MFA from Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea, before receiving her MFA in Craft and Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia. May studied at the Shuler School of Fine Arts in Baltimore, Maryland, before earning her BFA and MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts. May’s work is courtesy of Katharine T. Carter & Associates. All three artists have exhibited throughout North America. The exhibition was curated by Amy G. Moorefield, Wilson Museum Director.

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