Jenny E. Sabin’s new architectural forms are inspired by nature and mathematics. "PolyThread" (2015 – 2016) is a temporary pavilion commissioned for Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial. This knitted textile structure employs photoluminescent and solar active yarns that absorb, collect, and deliver light. Portable and lightweight, such a structure could be used outdoors to absorb light from the sun during the day and release it at night.
This exhibition is SJMA's contribution to a Bay Area tribute to Hung Liu's work that began with Mill College Art Museum's presentation of "Hung Liu: Offerings" (Jan 23-Mar 17, 2013) and the Oakland Museum of California's retrospective, "Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu" (through June 30, 2013). This playlist includes new videos made in connection with "Questions from the Sky" as well as older interviews with Liu from other sources.