FORCE OF NATURE
The paper wall objects of Jae Ko and steel sculptures of Henny van der Meer come together to delightfully rich contrast and effect. These two artists keep the nature and structure of the materials they use central in their works. With infinite patience, Jae Ko folds paper, transforming it from its raw state to elegantly geometric forms striking in their vivid hues. Light and shadow as well jeweled tones enhance the intrinsic structure of paper in Ko’s pieces. Henny van der Meer bends, clips, slices, and welds steel, her material of choice, for days, building seemingly featherweight and ethereal sculptures that are a fantastical representation of natural growth processes.