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Beth Lo: Step One

February 5, 2014

Beth Lo plays with visual conventions and language to highlight the Asian-American experience.  She invokes and adapts traditional Chinese forms and formats in ceramics and mixed-media works.  In Step One, the washtub is decorated with motifs from familiar blue and white Chinese porcelain.  By stepping into the tub, is this big-headed child dipping its toe into Chinese culture?  Or just taking a bath after a long day at play?  

Beth Lo, ceramist Kelly Connole’s professor at University of Montana, was featured in a joint exhibition, In Between: Works by Kelly Connole and Beth Lo, fall 2009, Carleton Art Gallery.