Join us for the Reception for Abysm by jeweler Zihan Yang on Saturday, June 1st from 6 – 9PM. Yang’s work is driven by personal psychology and a fascination with the subconscious. She focuses on personal reflections and definitions of the darkness of human nature through traditional formal elements of jewelry. For Yang, the beauty of being human is not only facing the dark side of this inner world but more importantly how to bravely restrain and lock this darkness in the abyss. This exhibition is a bridge for audiences to begin the process of self-reflection in order to face their fear of primal human nature.
Zihan Yang was born in Xi'an, China. She received her Bachelor of Arts in industrial design at Northwestern Polytechnical University (NWPU) in China. She is currently pursuing her M.F.A. in jewelry at Savannah College of Art and Design. She has received many awards including the 2018 Women's Jewelry Association (WJA) Scholarship. Her works have been presented nationally at expositions including the 2018 Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show, the 42nd Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show, and the 2019 Smithsonian Craft Show as well as the 2017 South Korea International Art & Design Exhibition: Makers Movement in the 21st Century. As a studio jewelry artist, Yang uses the medium of jewelry to express her point of view for works that bridge sculpture and wearable art.
Abysm is on display from May 31st – June 2nd 2019 and may be seen during Sulfur Studios’ regular business hours, Thursday – Saturday from noon – 5PM or by appointment.