A response to Chun Liao at Marsden Woo Article by Matthew Kangas Featured in Ceramics Art and Perception Issue 92, 2013
The quantity of small cylinders in Chun Liao’s installation at Marsden is impressive. The grouping of ceramic objects elevates what could be perceived as insignificant cylinders to a whole new level. Together the viewer is presented with a landcape, cityscape, or even a gathering of people. Some of the groupings even look like little family units. On closer inspection the viewer is rewarded with little glaze details, melted staples and coins on the surface of the vessels. With this installation Liao has successfully taken small units of space to create a greater and larger whole.