Abstraction: Take 3

Steve Redman, Chun Hui Pak & Sydney Yeager

Three abstract artists showcase vibrant works encompassing energetic movement and geometry.

Steve Redman grew up outside of London, England and emigrated to the US in 1975, living in California, Georgia and Louisiana before landing in Austin in 2005. Redman is a professional personal wealth manager and the current president of the Board of Directors of Women and their Work. He is also an active member of the AMOA-Arthouse Development Committee and a director of the Austin Creative Alliance (currently on leave of absence). His work is influenced by Richard Diebenkorn, John Constable, Gerhardt Richter, Walter Anderson, Piet Mondrian and J. M. Whistler among many others. His Exploration series of abstract works contemplate composition, texture and color. 

Chun Hui Pak came to the US from Seoul, Korea. Her study of fine arts began at Indiana University, then later at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and then at the Yale University School of Art where she received a Master of Fine Arts degree. She later extended her studies to digital art and printmaking at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. Chun creates stimulating and thought-provoking artworks that have won accolades, grants and awards. She was named in the Austin360 Artist 'A' List with the Austin-American Statesmen for the artworks she exhibited during E.A.S.T. 2009 and was a featured artist for KLRU's Arts Collective. She currently works at her studio at Flatbed Press in Austin. Her paintings derive from the intricate folds of Origami and are interpretations from the actual origami object.

Sydney Yeager has exhibited her paintings extensively throughout Texas and the US. Yeager has twenty years of teaching experience at ACC, The Art School of AMOA and is a visiting lecturer at Texas State University, The University of Texas, Austin and Southwestern University. She was also a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome in 2001. Yeager received her Master of Fine Arts at the University of Texas Austin in 1987. She received an Individual Initiative Grant from the Texas Arts Commission in 2004, was awarded an Austin Fairchild Art Foundation Award in 2002 and was an NEA Fellowship Recipient in 1996. Her works are included in the collections of American Airlines, Austin Museum of Art, Belo Corporation, Entergy Power House Corp, El Paso Museum of Art and the Tyler Museum of Art. Her work pulls from geologic formations, pixels, and atoms with artistic references, including Italian mosaic, pointillism, process painting, pattern and decoration.

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