EXHIBITS & EVENTS


DISTRICT Arts is pleased to present mixed media artist Daniel Lai.  For his exhibition at DISTRICT Arts, Lai has created a site specific installation that reflects on notions of cultural identity and contemplation. An opening reception with the artist will take place on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 7-10pm.


Daniel Lai, a self-taught artist of Chinese descent, was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has been published in numerous books and magazines and has earned several awards nationally and internationally.  He moved to the U.S. in 2000. He has a BA in Linguistics (2003) and an MA in Art Studies/Art History (2006) from Montclair State University and a Ph.D. in criminology from the University of Tennessee (2015).

In Lai’s words: “I often write my experiences in a journal but find it inadequate to convey how I truly feel.  So, I translate the paragraphs to a visual form that is three dimensional, simplistic, and often relatable to many.  My sculpture series is a three-dimensional journal that conveys snippets of my emotions and feelings toward life; and the themes of this series often touch upon knowledge and contemplation.  I call these sculptures ‘three dimensional hieroglyphs of my experiences.’ Often times, the true meaning of text and words are just beneath that thin layer of their lexical meaning. In other words, we live in a metaphorical world. Three dimensional representation of my experience transcends the boundary of words.”

Working with paper, polymer clay, fiber, eggs and other media, Lai creates magnificent literary sculptures.  This exhibition is free and open to the public. All are welcome.


WHERE

DISTRICT Arts Gallery

15 N. MARKET STREET

FREDERICK, MD  21701

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WHEN

OPENING RECEPTION:

SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2018
7:00PM–10:00PM

EXHIBIT:

JUNE 1 – JUNE 25, 2018

ADMISSION

FREE

 


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