I Am Writing You Tomorrow: Penny Hes Yassour

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3/28/2014 – 8/24/2014
10:00 am
USC Pacific Asia Museum
46 North Los Robles Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

The museum has presented a year-long series of exhibitions featuring contemporary perspectives on visual art from different Asian countries: Japan, Korea and Pakistan. I Am Writing You Tomorrow, which concludes the series, introduces Israel-based multimedia artist Penny Hes Yassour. In this installation, Yassour pays homage to Chinese ink painting and calligraphy: polymorphous networks formed by the artist's spontaneous hand gestures recall the kinesthetic and gestural brush strokes found in traditional Chinese art. Her work, embedded with unreadable words, explores the boundaries between word and image and challenges viewers to consider how meaning is constructed and conveyed in visual art. The vertically-hung installation with continuously shifting shadows also evokes landscape, exploring the complex cultural issues of geography and our perception of topography.

 

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Artist's Talk
Saturday, March 29 at 2 pm
I Am Writing You Tomorrow Artist Penny Hes Yassour's work pays homage to Chinese ink painting and calligraphy, exploring how meaning is constructed and conveyed in visual art. She will speak about her work and lead a guided walk through the exhibition. Followed by a light reception sponsored by the USC Initiative for Israeli Arts and Humanities.
Space is limited, RSVP to (626) 449-2742 ext. 31.
Free for members, included with museum admission for non-members.

 

Curatorial Tour
Saturday, May 10 at 2 pm
Get the inside story when curatorial staff lead a special tour of I Am Writing You Tomorrow: Penny Hes Yassour.

 

Art & Coffee
Friday, June 13 at 4 pm
Curatorial staff introduce and lead discussion of I Am Writing You Tomorrow: Penny Hes Yassour in this series of informal Friday afternoon get-togethers. Coffee provided by Starbucks.