USC Pacific Asia Museum
Pasadena, California 91101
Open Wednesday through Sunday 10am to 6pm
I Am Writing You Tomorrow
March 28 - August 24, 2014
The museum has presented a year-long series of exhibitions featuring contemporary perspectives on visual art from different Asian countries: Japan, Korea and Pakistan. I Am Writing You Tomorrow, which concludes the series, introduces Israel-based multimedia artist Penny Hes Yassour. In this installation, Yassour pays homage to Chinese ink painting and calligraphy: polymorphous networks formed by the artist's spontaneous hand gestures recall the kinesthetic and gestural brush strokes found in traditional Chinese art. Her work, embedded with unreadable words, explores the boundaries between word and image and challenges viewers to consider how meaning is constructed and conveyed in visual art. The vertically-hung installation with continuously shifting shadows also evokes landscape, exploring the complex cultural issues of geography and our perception of topography.