Aimée Beaubien and Fred H.C. Liang, ‘Cutting Edges’

Cutting Edges,
Artists: Aimée Beaubien and Fred H.C. Liang

at The Pitch Project
706 S. 5th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204
Feb. 6 – May 6, 2016

Fred H.C. Liang (yellow and indigo) in foreground and Aimee Beaubien in background (green)
Fred H.C. Liang (yellow and indigo) in foreground and Aimee Beaubien in background (green)

 

 

 

 

 

Cutting Edges, a two-person exhibition featuring Chicago-based artist Aimée Beaubien and Boston-based artist Fred H.C. Liang, transforms The Pitch Project gallery space into a paper jungle by manipulating the two dimensional surfaces of photography and drawing into elegant sculptural interventions.

Aimée Beaubien’s photographic sculptures are playfully complex. The act of collage gives amusement to the forms interweaving in space. By abstracting representational photographs, Beaubien uses a clearly defined rhetoric of logic and illogic in her creative process. The self-referential objects command an atmosphere exclusive to itself.

Fred H.C. Liang’s aerial sculptures lend terrestrial beauty to the space. Adopting Jian Zhi paper-cutting techniques, Liang’s work pulls from tradition in attempt to convey the ineffable qualities of abstraction. The meditative process Liang embraces is conveyed through the elemental paper forms that feel almost conscious.

Together, Beaubien and Liang’s work create a fantastical environment within the walls of The Pitch Project.

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Aimee Beaubien on left and Fred HC Liang's gold paper cuts on right
Aimee Beaubien on left and Fred HC Liang’s gold paper cuts on right

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Artists

Aimée Beaubien has engaged in more than 40 exhibitions national and international, in venues that include: TWIN KITTENS, Atlanta, GA; UCRC Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA; Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY; Castello di S. Severa, Italy; Oqbo Galerie, Berlin, Germany. Her work has been reviewed in publications such as Art in America, Art on Paper, and Art Papers. Beaubien is Assistant Professor of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Fred H.C. Liang has engaged in more than 80 exhibitions national and international. Recent exhibitions include: Matthias Küper Galleries, Beijing, China; Pure Land, Carroll and Sons Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts; Inside/Out Museum, Beijing, China; Miami Project Fair, Miami, Florida; Oasis Gallery, Beijing, China. Liang is currently a Professor at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.

Press

Paper Nature at The Pitch Project, Shepherd Express, March 10, 2016

Art City Recommendations for Gallery Night & Day, Journal Sentinel, April 14, 2016

 

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