Sojourns, Metaphors, and Flying Machines: The Mythical Prints of Future Akins, Stacy Elko, and Sang-Mi Yoo
June 3 - July 29, 2011
1324 West Clay Street, Houston, TX 77019
Three women printmakers from Texas Tech in Lubbock, “a desolate flatland where the wind blows endlessly and the weather changes hourly. It is culturally isolated; abandoned by critics and reviews alike.” Future Akins uses linocuts to address the horrid institution of human trafficking; Stacy Elko constructs fanciful objects from old writings and maps; Sang–Mi Yoo mixes historical buildings from the 1970s and playground equipment to reconnect with memories of her home in Korea. It’s the first in the museum’s Hot Houston, Cool Prints series juried by Houston artist Patrick Palmer.