"Hardly Soft" is on view from Nov 18th to Nov 26th
Curated by Yiwei Lu
Group Exhibition of
Shelley Jordon, Sasinun Kladpetch, Moeko Maeda, and Ruby Yang
Yiwei Gallery is pleased to present our last pop-up exhibition of the year, Natural Women, featuring Shelley Jordan, Sasinun Kladpetch, Moeko Maeda, and Ruby Yang.
Exhibition Duration: Dec 10, 2021 - January 29, 2022
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 11, 3-7 pm
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Shelley Jordon is a Portland, Oregon-based painter and moving-image artist. Her solo exhibitions include; the Ildiko Butler Gallery, Fordham University at Lincoln Center, New York City, the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, the Whitebox Gallery Portland, OR and the Frye Museum, in Seattle, WA. Her work has been exhibited at the Portland Art Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, the Portland Museum of Art, The Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles and at international venues in Italy, Spain, Israel, Great Britain, Australia and Germany.
Her projects have been supported by the Ford Family Foundation, Regional Arts and Culture Council, the Center for the Humanities, Oregon State University, a Jerusalem International Fellowship Award, two Oregon Arts Commission Individual Fellowship Awards, a Fulbright-Hayes Group Travel Research Grant and artist residencies at the American Academy in Rome, Lucas Artist Residency at Montalvo, Djerassi and the Iris Project in LA. Collections of her artwork include; the Portland Art Museum, the Jewish Museum, Berlin, the Benton County Museum, the Harbor View Medical Center in Seattle and numerous public and private collections. Jordon holds an MFA from Brooklyn College of the City of New York, a BFA from The School of Visual Arts in NYC, and is a Professor of Art at Oregon State University.
Sasinun Kladpetch is a San Francisco based multimedia artist. She was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. Kladpetch received her Bachelor’s degree in Decorative Art at Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. In 2016 she graduated with a Master’s degree from San Francisco Art Institute, California. Her works reflect the beauty of nature that has been hidden among urban living. Kladpetch’s work has been exhibited at DZINE Gallery and throughout San Francisco.
Kladpetch has been featured in solo exhibitions and group shows at Hang Art Gallery, San Francisco, Sanchez Art Center, SMAart Gallery & Studio, and H Gallery Los Angeles, among others. She donated select works to the annual Hospitality House Art Auction since 2017.
Kladpetch has won the first jury show at The Art Association of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in sculpture category in 2019. She recently participated in Artist residency at Chateau D' Orquevaux in France 2019.
Moeko Maeda was born in 1983 in Hyogo, Japan. She currently lives in Los Angeles and works in contemporary art. She has had a solo exhibition at the Speedy Gallery in the Bergamont Art Center at Santa Monica. Group exhibitions and performances she was a part of have been Tiny Men On Tits and Friends, The Curated Loo; Chimento Contemporary, Los Angeles; METAL, Lava projects, Los Angeles; Where Are You Going (Performance), THREE, Los Angeles; What Are We Connected To? (Performance), Los Angeles.
Ruby Yang is enthusiastic about her mostly large-scaled canvases, covered with layers of paints, extremely vibrant colors, a touch of untamed drawing of shapes, and fragmented words. Characterized by continuously expanding investigation into painting, her practice transformed into multi-media, that allows her to unfold the space in painting into spaces within digital media, real-life spaces, and performance. She is continuously researching what is it beyond the meaning of language, beyond the meaningless. Different media helped her to unleash her thoughts and literalize her understanding to the path of finding the essence. Greatly inspired by cubism and concrete poems that involves deconstruction and recreation of forms and meanings, Leyi is willing to go further down the path of researching and developing her works.
Ruby currently lives and works in Bay Area, CA. She graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017, and an MFA at San Francisco Art Institute in 2020. Her works have been included in solo shows, group exhibitions, art fairs, and Film Festivals in Chicago, upstate New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, St. Louis, and Beijing, China.