Demetz continues his exploration of contemporary issues through the traditional practice of woodcarving. With impeccable craftsmanship, Demetz builds figures and reliefs of children and rural, often religious, architectural forms. While his subjects often take the forms of adolescent or very young children who are at the precipice of self-realization, their grave expressions and powerful stances suggest something much less innocent than their ages might suggest. - thru May 31
Another art world movie: Johnny Depp will play a debonair, globe-trotting art dealer-turned-treasure hunter in next year’s Mortdecai. He heads a star-studded cast that includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany, Olivia Munn, Jeff Goldblum, and Oliver Platt.
Join us next Friday for a lecture on the nature and history of social status in Joseon Korea. Eugene Y. Park, Korea Foundation Associate Professor of History and Director of the James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, will present “Birth or Merit? Social Status in Joseon Korea.” For more information and to purchase tickets.