This is an exhibit not to be missed. If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t walk—run! Even though the show has been up since mid February, people can’t stop talking about the mesmerizing sculptures by kinetic artist U-Ram Choe from Seoul, Korea. Mimicking organic creatures and flowers, these moving metal-and-light sculptures are exceptional. Their fine workmanship leads you to believe they really are alive. The life-like forms are set to timers to “awaken” and “sleep,” offering viewers an unparalleled visual delight by the way they contract and expand.
On view now through May 16, 2010 at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts are seven of U-Ram Choe’s kinetic sculptures.