Stanford Art Spaces
January 30, 2004 to March 25, 2004, Stanford Art Spaces features this exhibit:

Robert Haemmerling
Mixed Media Paintings
Jeehee Lee
Computer Art

Leaving Home © 2004

To the Moon © 2004

Floating0201 © 2004

This exhibit is located on the Stanford University campus in the Center for Integrated Systems (CIS). The building is open 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. A directory is available at the CIS reception desk.

Most works are for sale directly from the artists. For information, contact M. Grossman, Curator, at (650) 725-3622 or
Robert Haemmerling

When the Rain Comes © 2004

For more Robert Haemmerling art, click here.

For me painting has to be fun. If itís not fun, why bother? I start with vague ideas and go from there. The images and forms I use help me to open to the idea of chance and accident. It is through this process that I have learned to trust my intuition. If I am lucky, I will be surprised. And if I am surprised, I stay interested. For several years my work has focused on the use of found images, recycled materials, and power tools. Taking discarded pieces of paper, cloth, wood, and metal out of their original context and combining them in new ways brings out the essence of their previous lives. I feel Iím making order out of chaos. It is the combination of found imagery and materials that is compelling, because it is open to so many levels of interpretation. Adding and removing materials throughout the process allows the image to emerge as something new and unexpected. Iím never quite sure what to expect. The evolution a painting goes through and the process of change is something I find exciting. It truly is a form of alchemy, turning lead into gold or junk into art. I feel like an explorer of my own ideas and the world around me.

Jeehee Lee

Route01 © 2004

Floating0303 © 2004

Mapping 1 © 2004

For more Jeehee Lee art, click here.

The space I belong to is filled with myriads of lines (or routes). We can only see trees, buildings, and people, but they are connected by invisible lines. The routes, which are made as a result of experience or adventure, get entangled like a web. If I extend the lines from the surface of the earth into the space and to the mantle of the earth, what would they look like? How many invisible routes exist in the space? A path contains traces of people and also has its destination to reach. Thus, it implicates the various stages of time and space. A map is composed of complicated lines and names associated with places and locations. Longitude and latitude lines are used to describe the earth precisely. However, according to the methods of cartography, the same place can be described in various different ways. A direction is also relative, depending on my location, as it is not fixed. Sometimes the lines that are used for an accurate map cause confusion to us. The routes are the pathway from one place to the other and connect two or more places. On the other hand, borderlines become obstacles to pass. The concept of space and time has been changed from the past through technical development and the introduction of cyberspace. With lines and space, I want to express the relations between one space and another, symbol and real subject, circulation and infinity, and furthermore, the visible and invisible world. Now I close the map and avert my eyes to the window to watch the reality, which was just a symbol on the map.

Most works are for sale directly from the artists. For information, contact M. Grossman, Curator, at (650) 725-3622 or
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