By Michael O’Sullivan
Friday, April 4, 2014
Washington artist Jae Ko returns to the Marsha Mateyka Gallery for another exhibition of her coiled--paper sculptures. Combining tightly wound rolls of adding--machine tape with glue and rich inks, Ko creates sensuous, biomorphic forms that delight the eye. (They also cry out to be touched, but please don’t.)
In addition to her signature paper works, Ko will show highly textured 2--D “drawings” made from vinyl cord that vaguely suggest deconstructed record albums.
The gallery is hosting two public receptions this weekend for “Jae Ko: Recent Work.” The first is Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. as part of the First Friday gallery crawl, and the second is Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m.