Curated by Eun Young Choi
Participating Artists: Amy Talluto, Boyce Cummings, Choi Sung-Hun + Park Sun-Min, Christopher Reiger, Diane Carr, Dooeol Lee, Eliza Fernand, Eric Graham, Eunjung Hwang, Felix Esquivel, Geujin Han, Hyungsub Shin, Jaye Rhee, Jena H. Kim, Jennifer Viola, Miyeon Lee, Si Yeon Kim, SunTek Chung, Tony Luib, Tricia Mclaughlin
Flight of the Mechanical Bumble Bee is part of an annual exhibition program sponsored by the AHL Foundation. This year’s exhibition is organized around works that are inspired by nature. The show brings together twenty exciting emerging artists whose works deal with the complex relationship between nature and artifice. Some view nature as an extension of the self while others take a more methodical approach to controlling nature through pseudoscientific inventions. Natural space is transformed into an idiosyncratic architectonic space while natural forms converge to create new hybrid creations.
The exhibition as a whole explores the in-between states of abstraction and realism, fantasy and reality, chaos and beauty, the organic and the mechanical, the deliberately staged and the authentic, the genuine fake and the pseudo-natural. From dream-like scenes to the realistically staged, the show includes a wide range of media including paintings, drawings, ceramics, video, and photography.