The Festival of Arts is pleased to announce a new exhibit at foaSOUTH entitled “Contrasts” featuring pieces from assemblage artist Carolyn Machado and printmaker Yoonsook Ryang. Their artwork will be on display through April 9, 2016. The public is invited to a meet the artists at a special reception on February 4 from 6 – 9pm during First Thursdays Art Walk in Laguna Beach.
“The contrasts between these artworks make for a very stimulating and thought provoking exhibit,” said curator Pat Sparkuhl. “Although their techniques and materials differ greatly, the creativity and talent of these artists are undeniable.”
ABOUT CAROLYN MACHADO
Carolyn Machado has exhibited at the Festival of Arts for twenty-five years. She creates her assemblage pieces with recycled materials, collected and carefully curatedover the years. She creates vignettes by laying out, moving around and assembling the pieces until she finds a formation that speaks to her. She is drawn to materials that are naturally aged with imperfections and to the Asian aesthetic, focusing on simple lines and design.
ABOUT YOONSOOK RYANG
Yoonsook Ryang, a six-year exhibitor at the Festival of Arts, was born and raised in Korea and moved to the United States in 1969. As a printmaker, Yoonsook creates her artwork using the monotype technique where one-of-a-kind 2-D prints are produced on an etching press. Her work is centered around nature, capturing her subject matter in an abstract representation, while keeping colors and forms as close as possible to their natural state.