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Closes Tomorrow:“CAMBODIAN RATTAN: The Sculptures of Sopheap Pich” Sopheap PichMetropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., NYC (at 82nd St)"Born in 1971, the Cambodian sculptor spent his childhood living under the brutal regime of Pol Pot, helping his parents make fish traps in order to survive. Using the same materials—rattan and bamboo—he now makes sinuous mesh sculptures. The serpentine “Morning Glory” culminates in a trumpeting blossom, paying tribute to the flower that was a staple of many diets during the famine of the Khmer Rouge years. The works are seen to their best advantage when juxtaposed with ancient artifacts, like the ethereal floating Buddha, suspended from the ceiling by two thin wires, its body unravelling into slender strips of rattan as if caught mid-reincarnation, surrounded by bronze and stone deities from the Angkor period." - The New Yorker

Closes Tomorrow:

CAMBODIAN RATTAN: The Sculptures of Sopheap Pich
 Sopheap Pich

Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., NYC (at 82nd St)

"Born in 1971, the Cambodian sculptor spent his childhood living under the brutal regime of Pol Pot, helping his parents make fish traps in order to survive. Using the same materials—rattan and bamboo—he now makes sinuous mesh sculptures. The serpentine “Morning Glory” culminates in a trumpeting blossom, paying tribute to the flower that was a staple of many diets during the famine of the Khmer Rouge years. The works are seen to their best advantage when juxtaposed with ancient artifacts, like the ethereal floating Buddha, suspended from the ceiling by two thin wires, its body unravelling into slender strips of rattan as if caught mid-reincarnation, surrounded by bronze and stone deities from the Angkor period." - The New Yorker

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