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Kye-Yeon Son: 2011 Recipient of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts

Exhibition  /  23 Feb 2011  -  23 Mar 2011
Published: 02.03.2011
Lafreniere & Pai Gallery
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(...) Her metal objects, which are delicate, fragile, elegant and powerful, quietly command attention. To Son, line is the most important element of expression because of its ability to move. (...)

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Kye-Yeon Son
The Lafrenière & Pai Gallery wishes to congratulate Kye-Yeon Son, a 2011 Recipient of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts / the Saidye Bronfman Award.

Kye was featured in a solo exhibition at the gallery in 2010, and represented at SOFA Chicago 2008-2009 and palmbeach3 2008.

Her metal objects, which are delicate, fragile, elegant and powerful, quietly command attention. To Son, line is the most important element of expression because of its ability to move. Movement through direction, space, volume and texture is mastered in Son’s work, whether the object is sculptural, such as her wire vessels, or functional, such as her silver teapots. Born in South Korea, Son received her bachelor of fine arts from Seoul National University and her master of fine arts from Indiana University. She has exhibited her works in numerous solo and group exhibitions in public and commercial galleries across Canada, the United States, South Korea, Germany, Japan and England. Son immigrated to Montreal in 1984, joined the faculty of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in 1995 and became a member of the Royal Academy of Arts in 2000. Among her many awards are the 2006 NICHE Award and several Awards of Excellence from the Metal Arts Guild, Toronto. Son currently lives and works in Halifax. 

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Saidye Bronfman Award
The Saidye Bronfman Award is Canada's foremost distinction for excellence in the fine crafts. Created in 1977 by the Bronfman family to honour their mother on her 80th birthday, the $25,000 prize is awarded annually to an exceptional craftsperson. In addition, works by the recipient are acquired by the Canadian Museum of Civilization for its permanent collection. In 2007, the Saidye Bronfman Award became an eighth Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts, reserved exclusively for fine craft artists, and it retained its name under the overall banner of the Governor General’s Awards.
Kye-Yeon Son. Necklace: Meaning and Muse series. Sterling silver, copper, enamel, coral. 19 x 21 x 3 cm. Kye-Yeon, SonNecklace: Meaning and Muse seriesSterling silver, copper, enamel, coral19 x 21 x 3 cm. Kye-Yeon Son
Necklace: Meaning and Muse series
Sterling silver, copper, enamel, coral
19 x 21 x 3 cm


Kye-Yeon, Son
Necklace: Meaning and Muse series
Sterling silver, copper, enamel, coral
19 x 21 x 3 cm

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Kye-Yeon Son. Brooch: Transfiguration series, 11.5 x 11.5 x 3 cm. Copper, enamel, stainless steel. Kye-Yeon Son
Brooch: Transfiguration series, 11.5 x 11.5 x 3 cm
Copper, enamel, stainless steel
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Kye-Yeon Son. Necklace: Meaning and Muse series, 13 x 33 x 1.5 cm. Sterling silver, copper, enamel, pearl, coral, lapis, hematite. Kye-Yeon Son
Necklace: Meaning and Muse series, 13 x 33 x 1.5 cm
Sterling silver, copper, enamel, pearl, coral, lapis, hematite
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Kye-Yeon Son. Necklace: Meaning and Muse series. Sterling silver, copper, enamel, hematite, pearl, lapis, coral. 15 x 36 x 3 cm. Kye-Yeon, SonNecklace: Meaning and Muse seriesSterling silver, copper, enamel, hematite, pearl, lapis, coral15 x 36 x 3 cm. Kye-Yeon Son
Necklace: Meaning and Muse series
Sterling silver, copper, enamel, hematite, pearl, lapis, coral
15 x 36 x 3 cm


Kye-Yeon, Son
Necklace: Meaning and Muse series
Sterling silver, copper, enamel, hematite, pearl, lapis, coral
15 x 36 x 3 cm

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