Friday, January 8 - Saturday, February 6, 1999
Opening Reception: Friday, January 8, 1999, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
In recent Eureka Fellowship recipient Joyce Hsu’s Incomplete Metamorphosis, toy sculptures illustrate “both the limitations of the human body and our strong desire to overcome it.” The playful and childlike appearance of her sculptures tempt and seduce. Hsu engineers brightly colored, odd-shaped tricycles and flying machines that “play” with our infatuation with machines and our need for material things. But beneath their adorable and immaculately crafted guises, her sculptures reveal deeper human desires and vulnerabilities. Hsu places herself “somewhere between optimistic and pessimistic,” and hopes that others can identify with this uncertainty. Hsu recently received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. In 1996 she received her BFA from Mount Allison University. She also has participated in group exhibitions at the Luggage Store and the Haines Gallery in San Francisco.