End of the Rainbow
October 4 - October 25, 2018
Mie Kongo is a Chicago artist and educator living in the Chicago area. Kongo has been exploring diversity in materials by using porcelain, stoneware, earthenware, glazes, 100% wool felt, silk & cotton, wood, plastic/3D printed objects, Plexiglas, rendering foam, latex & acrylic paint, found furniture, etc. Each building element, derived from logic or chance, is assembled into geometric abstract compositions that recall the early stages of an architectural model or primordial architectonic structures. She is interested in the ideation stage of models in their potentiality; they can be something and anything. While Kongo investigates sculptural relationships of volume, surface, balance and tension, she contemplates the notions of natural balance, the unification of opposites and the interdependence of all things. What she looks for is coincidences/bumps between the elements that create meaningful impact or relations, and she waits for the moment when the work appears to have become a self-contained unit of meaning that is open to multiple interpretations.