Please join us for the Opening Reception of the exhibition Speaking Light, work from Joe Bun Keo.
While incorporating everyday items and popular commercial products, Joe Bun Keo's sculptural, installation and conceptual works utilizes semantics to bring forth issues of cultural identity and the evolution of language. He's also interested in the relationship between art and work, specifically the correlation between global supply chain management and the art world. ‘Speaking Light’ explores the mysteries of autism and light – in the Artist’s words:
Autism is a spectrum.
Light is a spectrum.
We are all on that spectrum.
Cinema marquees light up the night with the newest films to enjoy.
The challenges of autism play themselves out in an action packed feature.
You have your Oscar winning moments of progress and then you have your empty seat moments of helplessness and frustration.
Light is a revelation, it is a beacon, it is a sign.
These light boxes feature terms, phrases, and soundbites I'm hearing, reading and learning about as a parent to an autistic child.
Let these be educational, but also let them be comforting and reassuring for those living life on the spectrum.