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.
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.
DISTRICT Arts Gallery
15 N. MARKET STREET
FREDERICK, MD 21701
SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2018
JUNE 1 – JUNE 25, 2018
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