Living Lineage

Tiao Nithakhong Somsanith, The Impermanence of Life: Rosewood Leaf I.

Living Lineage

ArtX Contemporary, Seattle, WA - Apr 6 - May 20

by Matthew Kangas

The eight artists represented in this exhibition span a wide world of media, materials and traditions. The focus here is on “heritage, legacy and historical research as a way of asserting cultural identity.” Alluding to art forms as old and diverse as Korean papermaking, Laotian embroidery, Filipino fish traps, Native American basketry, Vietnamese lacquer painting and Mexican ceramic sculpture, the beautifully realized works in Living Lineage establish a dynamic connection between the cultural roots of their makers and their contemporary creative expression.

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