Eva Kwong

Love Between the Atoms

October 12 - December 16, 2005

Born in Hong Kong, Eva received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Her ceramic pieces are in a private and public collections including the Archie Bray Foundation, Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Finnish Craft Museum, and the Racine Museum of Art. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She has lectured extensively. She is the recipient of multiple Ohio Art Council Fellowships and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in addition to other honors. Eva resides in Ohio and is known for her colorful, sensuous, provocative and organic forms.

Kwong speaks of her work in this exhibition:
Love Between the Atoms refers to the attraction between the protons and the electrons in an atom. I see the same attractive force which forms bonds at the subatomic level working in the world we experience every day; it holds objects together so we can build forms, and it draws people together so we can build relationships. Mutual attraction draws us into connections with each other and creates the interactions between the material world and ourselves that are the focus of my work, on microcosmic as well as macrocosmic levels.

I am interested in the juxtaposition of mass/space, land/air, solid/hollow, male and female forms.