Just a Memory, 1967
McDermott & McGough consists of visual artists David McDermott and Peter McGough. McDermott & McGough are contemporary artists known for their work in painting, photography, sculpture and film. They currently split their time between Dublin and New York City.
Hu Shaoming, a young and talented art student from Guangzhou Art Academy has recently attracted the unexpected attention of the local art world with his curious exhibition entitled “Reconnecting Time”
Frequently working with metals Hu has always been fascinated by the past and the complex aesthetics of mechanical mazes. “I’ve always loved weird objects,” he says. “Old clocks, cameras, phones. it’s amazing to me how these objects from the past can have such an exquisitely precise composition. I used to paint before, but it didn’t fully satisfy my need for a more tangible media, that’s the reason why I decided to study sculpting.”
“Reconnecting Time” opens a door through time in an era of immaterial data flowing through wires, chips and circuits as objects become polarized toward a representation of their functions. Shaoming’s zippers reveal an old world, where the perfection and beauty of old mechanics become a tangible counterpart of the history of human genius.
I cut, colored and pasted my way through childhood and adolescence to young adulthood, where my materials became slightly more sophisticated and extraordinarily more expensive. Concentrating in painting, I earned my B.F.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2002. Soon after, I married my husband Michael and returned to Ohio Wesleyan to obtain a teaching certification in Art. I have been teaching high school art since 2003. And, I have been in my current position at Portsmouth High School since 2007. I completed my M.A. in Art and Design at Marshall University in 2007. I live in Southern Ohio with my husband and two daughters, who keep me eternally inspired.
by Alex Prager