The Science Walden Center unveiled its fourth 2021 residency project, dedicated to blending art and science. Started on May 11, the new residency project, dubbed ‘Pottery Cabinet: From Trash to Treasure’ proceeded for a month. It will be exhibited at the Science Cabin in an open studio format until June 10, 2021.
CheolMin Kim and YeNa Lee are the artists behind the ceramic pieces, exhibited at the Science Cabin. Both artists stayed at the Science Cabin for a month to carry out their art projects. The two artists have something in common in that they both have been working with ceramics. Their studio can be also found on the website of Artist Canvas (https://artistcanvas.net/).
Throughout his career, Artist CheolMin Kim has been working with the discarded fragments of ceramics. As a result, his work pieces are sometimes referred to as ‘Junk Art’ or ‘Trash Art’ because through this, he transforms trash as an artistic act. Besides, this denotes an important theme, pursued Science Walden Center has been pursuing, which is ‘Resource circulation’.
Through her artworks, Artist YeNa Lee has also been trying to catch the profound beauty in discarded materials. She is currently in the process of producing pottery out of various materials, as its base.
“I have produced ceramics, out of various materials, in the past” said Artist Lee. “At Science Cabin, I aimed to produce ceramic plant pots based on a mixture of tissues and coffee grounds that are thrown away in daily life.”
Among many other things, Artist Lee explained the reason behind producing ceramic plant pots based on discarded materials. That was to reflect on the meaning of life and environmental sustainability.
Meanwhile, both artists will be showcasing his artworks at Science Cabin in an open studio format on June 10, 2021. Those who are interested in viewing his artworks may visit his studio on the website of Artist Canvas (https://artistcanvas.net/).