Canadian Sculptures' Society

Yeon-Tak Chang

My free-form sculpture is reflective of the relationship between man and nature - the struggles and harmonies between the two. The rhythms and patterns created through the process of carving symbolize a timeless space and energy. The end results are sculptures that express a search for self-awareness through elements derived from nature. The direct contact with stone, as I carve a design also becomes a transitory moment into a continual voyage of unknown space, releasing my inner vision. The process is a self-fulfilling rewnewal. Thus the recurring dialogue with stone echoes my private understanding of myself and I am able to find a clearer passage to truth.

Education
1980 AOCA, Ontario College of Art
1964 BFA, Seoul National University

Selected Exhibitions
Solo
2006 The Balance, Trias Gallery, Toronto
2005 The Balance, Gallery Korea, Washington, DC
2002 Sound of Mountain - The Living Sanctuary, Trias Gallery, Toronto

Group
2007 Obsession, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto
2007 Lennox Gallery, Toronto
2006 International Sculpture Symposium, Brooklyn, New Hampshire
2006 Voices, Woodstock Gallery, Woodstock ON
2005 International Sculpture Symposium, Chou Doc, Vietnam

Collections
Museum of Modern Art (Pagani), Milan, Italy
National Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, Korea
Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd, Toronto
Southwest State University of Minnesota, USA

email: gallery@cansculpt.org

website: http://www.yeontakchang.com

Media: stone

SSC Member Since: 1981