Wuon-Gean Ho: Flight

This week sees the opening of a new show, Flight, by printmaker, animator and artist Wuon-Gean Ho. 

Ho’s prints and books explore ‘the borderline between beauty and beast’, according to thehost, Material Gallery in Shropshire, and ‘the energy shifts between life and sleep, and sleep and death.’

Dancing Dresses for Shift
Dancing Dresses for Shift

As well as creating prints and animations, Ho also teaches Japanese woodblock technique. Oh, and this is when she’s not working part time as a veterinary surgeon.

Mask Fire
Mask Fire

As the show’s title suggests, much of the work is influenced by the idea of flight, such as the beautiful dancing dresses animation, entitled Shift. This is created by 40 prints, carved onto Japanese vinyl.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTyCksf-cCo

The eerie Costanza animation, meanwhile, is about a ghost in an Italian castle, and shows a woman’s feet and legs caught in a strange, almost shamanic dance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTA0AofQrwg

The Lucid Mask animation about lucid dreams is created from a series of engraved vinyl prints, making up the individual frames.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fql5nMcrnM

Flight runs from 5 – 26 May at Material Gallery, 131 Corve Street, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8

Dancing Dresses for Shift
Dancing Dresses for Shift

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