Artists find symmetry in ceramics
Ceramic artists Eliza Au and Ying-Yueh Chuang are transforming the Evergreen Cultural Centre art gallery into a world where structure and symmetry, pattern and proportion define their art work while challenging the boundaries of their medium.
Au explores how sacred space is transformed by the use of pattern and geometry; much of her work is influenced by Gothic and Islamic architecture.
She is also interested in how systems work and how they relate to symmetry, repetition and scale, with works like The Fragility of Belief evoking the patterns of 13th-century Gothic windows.
Her mentor, Chuang, has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her large-scale installations are organic in shape and form, like “hybrid forms inspired by organic material and imagined objects,” she said.
• Variations on Symmetry: Installation works by Eliza Au & Ying-Yueh Chuang is at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) April 13 to May 19. An opening reception is on April 15, from 4 to 6 p.m. Visit www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca for more information.