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    February 27, 2004
    Contact: Karen Brodsky, University Library, (707) 664-4240

 

University Library Art Gallery Opens “Four Sculptors” Exhibit

In celebration of Women’s History Month, The University Library Art Gallery at Sonoma State University, in conjunction with the Women’s Resource Center, presents “Four Sculptors.”

Work by four international women artists, Gigi Janchang of Taiwan, Kyunghee Lee of South Korea, Jann Nunn of the United States, and Ulrike Palmbach of Germany, will be on view at the Schulz Library Art Gallery on the Sonoma State University campus March 5 through April 15.

Gigi Janchang has led an international life. Born in Shanghai, she received her BA in painting from National Taiwan Normal University. Before coming to the US, she studied independently in Paris, and since receiving her MFA at San Francisco Art Institute she has studied under Klaus Rinke at the Art Academy of Dusseldorf.

She has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts travel grant, has had solo shows in Goteborg, Sweden, Dusseldorf, Germany and several in San Francisco. Gigi Janchang is exhibiting a 35 foot-long photographic work, Come & Go (1994), shown at the National Academy Gallery in Hangzhow, China.

Kyunghee Lee lives and works in Seoul, South Korea, where she is Dean of Information & Media Design at Korea Digital University. She earned her BFA and MFA degrees from Seoul National University and an additional MFA from San Francisco State University. Lee has held solo exhibitions in England, the United States and South Korea.

In 2000 her work was represented in the Kwangju Biennale and Media City, Seoul Subway Project. Lee has several on-going web projects many of which deal with the 50-year separation of Koreans divided by the 38 parallel. Subsequently, much of her work investigates ways in which individuals are defined by patterns of social structures and geographic locations. Kyunghee Lee will exhibit Another Constellation at the Schulz Gallery.

Jann Nunn's multi-faceted work takes the form of sculpture, sculptural installation, performance, and occasionally photography, painting, or video. Informed by her feminist perspective, the work is often social or political in nature.

Born into a military family, Jann Nunn has lived, traveled, exhibited, and held residencies nationally and abroad. She has a BFA degree from University of Alaska, Anchorage, studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine and earned an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute.

She has had solo shows in England, Germany, and the United States. Nunn is creating Resurrection, a sculptural installation, to commemorate the 10-year passing of her brother, Bill, to AIDS. Jann Nunn is Professor of Sculpture at Sonoma State University.

Ulrike Palmbach transforms humble materials into sculptural effigies of daily life. Felted army blankets become phones or radiators whose simplicity suggests a futile futurism. By portraying a semblance of useful objects she redoubles the irony of pragmatic means to contrary ends.

Born in Sindelfingen, Germany, Palmbach has studied art in Florence, Italy, Stuttgart and Berlin, Germany, and San Francisco, California. Courtesy of Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Palmbach is presenting Pants a 7 foot-tall suspended woven twine sculpture.

This exhibit is sponsored by the University Library, SSU Women’s Resource Center, the InterCultural Center, and the Associated Students. The public is invited to attend the reception on Friday, March 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday - Saturday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

For more information contact Karen Brodsky, (707) 664-4240.

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