SEASON OF THE ARTS
The endless succession of railroad tracks suggests a journey into time and space in this work by Ahn, Railroad. Nostalgia.
his works using not only mirrors and lighting, but adding
everyday objects. For example, one work uses railroad ties to
suggest the endless succession of tracks into space.
“I try to present the viewer with an objective visual experience,
so that they can explore infinite space from their own
perspective,” he says. “I am trying to make an infinite void,
at least visually. The light trapped between two mirrors creates
an imaginary space.”
Ahn will be exhibiting 15 pieces at the museum, including
one made especially for the exhibition that will be installed in
the Stark Rotunda. Well offers the viewer the opportunity to
look straight down into an illusionistic well in the floor.
“Ahn really believes in the Zen notion of the infinite,” says
Van Wegenberg. “He doesn’t feel that the space is empty. It is
really the gap between the conscious and the subconscious.”
Ahn says he is grateful for the exhibition, which is his first
since the pandemic.
“The artist’s duty is not only creating art works, but sharing
the idea, feeling and beauty of a piece…The sharing part
is very difficult now. It is very tough and challenging for
Avery to Warhol: Summer Salon at VBMA
Now until Jan. 3
The VBMA will reopen with Avery to Warhol: Summer Salon
at VBMA, an exhibition of its new senior curator Van Wagenberg’s
selections from the vault. She was attracted to the
many artworks of quality in the collection although she is the
first to admit that the result of her search is a subjective selection.
The exhibition opens with a salon-style recent gift to the
collection, Henry Hubbell’s Portrait of Three Sisters. They
were the daughters of the founders of the Riomar neighborhood
in Vero Beach. From this 1907 painting, museum
visitors will virtually travel through the 20th century from
the paintings by Milton Avery to Andy Warhol and not only
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Born in South Korea, Ahn lives in Baltimore, Maryland. He traveled to Vero
Beach to install the complicated exhibition, consisting of 15 pieces and
>> one created especially for the museum installed in the Stark Rotunda.