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Lyons Wier Gallery presents Jan Huling at SOFA NEW YORK 2011 PARK AVENUE ARMORY April 14 – 17, 2011

Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new sculptural work by artist Jan Huling at SOFA NEW YORK 2011, April 14-17, at the Park Avenue Armory, in New York.

Neither sketched nor planned, Huling’s three-dimensional works draw inspiration from her travels to India and Mexico, as well as imagined, playful scenes reminiscent of childhood fairy tales and fantasies. Huling’s work is approachable yet evocative, incorporating spiritual iconography alongside humorous artifacts of contemporary popular culture. The armatures for Huling’s sculptures are an unpredictable mix of forms ranging from Kewpie and Munny dolls to birds and tiny life-sized insects. This exploration of shape and scale adds to the whimsical charm of her work.

In addition to seed beads, Huling’s colorful sculptures incorporate a variety of found objects, such as buttons, coins, tokens and costume jewelry. Huling’s slow and meticulous beading process, the intricacy of her swirling,hypnotic patterns, and the spontaneous manner with which Huling
approaches each new project results in sculpture that is both delicate and alluring to touch – simply put, she transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Jan Huling received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and Drake University. Her work has been shown at the Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA, the American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, MD, SOFA New York and Santa Fe, the Bead Museum, Washington, DC, the Montclair Art Museum, NJ, and Rupert Ravens Gallery, Newark, NJ, among others.

Image: Jan Huling, Tribal Buddha.

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