IEAS Exhibit Series — Arts of Asia

Cycle of Life: Awakening — Works by Asian Women Artists


January 23 – May 15, 2008
Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
IEAS Lobby, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor

Three Asian women artists will be featured in an exhibition at UC Berkeley's IEAS Gallery January 23 through May 15, 2008. Entitled "Cycle of Life: Awakening," the artists explore in image body and memory, physical processes and spiritual awareness, personal identity and the inexorable cycles of life.

The three artists, Koo Kyung Sook (Korea), Brenda Louie (China), and Dinh Thi Tham Poong (Vietnam), were featured in the first two exhibitions of the "Cycle of Life" trilogy: "Cycle of Life: Innocence" (Pence Gallery, UC Davis) and "Cycle of Life: Wisdom" (California State University-Sacramento Library Gallery).

All three exhibitions are curated by Dr. Pattaratorn Chirapravati of the Art Department, California State University-Sacramento. Artist Koo Kyung Sook, known primarily for her sculptural installations, here presents a set of images in relief of the female form. Brenda Louie's abstract canvases are fertile fantasies of form and color. The paintings of Dinh Thi Tham Poong combine decorative abstraction with precisely observed yet faceless women sharing her Hmong and Vietnamese cultural heritage.

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