Mel Chin: Inescapable Histories

January 26 through March 14, 1997

Chin is known for his broad range of approaches in art, from the making of objects defined by poetic gesture to the organization of large-scale conceptual works which require multidisciplinary teamwork. Human-scale sculptures, studies for works, paintings, drawings and site-specific installations are included in the exhibition. He is one of the most innovative artists to make global concerns a theme in his work as he considers a wide range of cultural, political and ecological dilemmas. The exhibition features the nuances in Chin's work which have not been examined, such as his working processes, research methods , the occasional sense of humor, and his obsession to imbue his work with poetic beauty. Human-scale sculptures, maquettes or studies for works, paintings, drawings and site-specific installations will be included. A special program is being planned.