Past Artist In Residence
With hot glue and attention to personal character, multimedia sculptor Hwang Lan-ya practices organic form to breathe life into colorful pieces that stand on their own, brimming with energy. Green spiky orbs resembling sea creatures showed in Feminine Comfort (2001); a green-purple bulbous question mark with orange mo-hawk looms personified in a pizza box for Pizza Project (2002). A spiky purple-yellow creature with latticework exoskeleton rises from a pool of indigo like a bubble of laughter from deep in the gut for Glue Object (2003). Yellow-pink Epiphyte seems to have grown out of the forest floor in an outdoor exhibit in Korea (2004). An otherworldly orange-yellow lotus-like flower floats atop iridescent green-blue lily pad at Galapagos Art Space in New York (2006).