CINDY LISICA GALLERY | 4411 MONTROSE BLVD. SUITE F, HOUSTON, TX 77006
Tel: 713.807.7760 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Hours: Tues-Sat 11am-5:30pm
Cindy Lisica Gallery presents an intriguing trio of artists for a multi-dimensional exhibition alongside Sculpture Month Houston. Touchstones are benchmarks as objects and significant moments and memories. These three diverse and highly accomplished artists bring their material delights to the forefront in a thought-provoking and rhythmic display of shape, color and form. The extraordinary paper work of Jae Ko returns to Houston after her acclaimed solo exhibition, FLOW, at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston in 2016 wowed audiences. Atticus Adams, Pittsburgh’s “Artist of the Year,” further establishes his gulf coast appeal with dazzling and sophisticated assemblages of textile and precious metal mesh. Nasher Center Award-recipient Rachel Fischer creates intriguing and whimsical biomorphic pieces referencing nature, culture and Pop.
Jae Ko is originally from South Korea and holds her MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, BFA from Wako University in Tokyo and attended Toyo Art School. Her work has been shown in several major exhibitions, including the Powerlong Museum in Shanghai, Katzen Arts Center in Washington DC, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in CT, and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), as well as the Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Corcoran Museum of Art, and The Phillips Collection, where her work is held in permanent collections. Since the 1990s, Jae Ko has been creating sculptures using paper and ink, representing elements of nature, water, and experience. Subtle lines, velvety surfaces, and complex material relationships are embedded in each form. The artist painstakingly bends, twists, and pulls the carefully conceived structures, and the gallery space becomes a new topography as they are presented in the “Touchstones” exhibition.
Atticus Adams creates sculptures from a variety of materials and is known for his use of precious metal and mesh and an appreciation for science and experimentation. As a child, he became inspired by Picasso and his grandmother’s house. He attended certificate programs at Harvard Architecture School and Rhode Island School of Design and went on to complete a sculpture course at the Yale School of Art. He has since shown at the Carnegie Museum of Art, among many other prestigious institutions and was nominated for the Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Award. He is currently Pittsburgh’s “Artist of the Year.” His work is found in private, public and corporate collections such as the Renaissance Hotel, the Chautauqua Institution (NY), and the Solaire Casino in Manila, Phillippines.
Rachel Fischer is a multimedia artist with her MFA from the University of North Texas. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the Arche and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund from the Dallas Museum of Art in 2014 and the Nasher Artist Microgrant in 2015 for her studio and exhibition space, Brick Haus Collective. Her work is included in New American Paintings (No. 126). The vibrant artworks in “Touchstones” represent transformations within the mundane artifacts of everyday life, functioning as monuments, charms, protective totems, and apparitions.