The Rozsa Galleries open their fall exhibit, “Arabesque: The Art of Clement Yeh and Tomas Co,” this Friday, September 23. Focused on dance and movement, “Arabesque” brings the works of Canadian artist Clement Yeh and local artist and Michigan Tech Professor Emeritus Tomas Co.
Yeh’s piece, “Movement in Time and Space,” is an immersive drawing environment stretching 56 feet long and six feet tall. A member of the Visual Arts faculty at Thompson Rivers University in British Columbia, Canada, Yeh’s practice focuses on drawing, sculpture and drafting. He is a passionate advocate for the supporting the role that art plays in personal growth, confronting social issues and uplifting the quality of life in society.
Co is a contemporary local artist whose work began as watercolor and sumi-e ink paintings and later expanded into sculptural and digital art. Although his primary career was as a chemical engineering professor at Michigan Tech, Co has kept an active parallel artistic endeavor. His work has appeared in local solo exhibits and a few juried shows nationally. His artistic motivation is to satisfy a need for personal expression and a need to make sense of the confusing, exciting, yet sometimes depressing current events and human conditions. His metal sculptures, featured in “Arabesque,” are symbolic representations of the fluidity of dance.
Inspired by ballet and dance, you can meet Yeh and Co during an artist reception that will precede the October 28 performance of American Ballet Theatre at the Rozsa Center. Plan to enjoy refreshments, meet the artists in a relaxed environment and learn about how they go from inspiration to the final pieces you see.
- Exhibit: “Arabesque: The Art of Clement Yeh and Tomas Co”
- Dates: Friday, Sept. 23, through Friday, Nov. 4
- Location: Rozsa Galleries A-Space, lower level of the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
- Artist Reception: 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct 28, in the Rozsa Galleries
This program/lecture is partially funded/sponsored by the Visiting Professor Program, which is funded by a grant to the Office of the Provost from the state of Michigan’s King-Chávez-Parks Initiative.