Tea of Oblivion | Heidi Lau & Megan Ledbetter
November 6, 2015 - February 19, 2016
In an old Chinese folktale, the goddess of reincarnation Meng Po serves up the Tea of Oblivion to souls passing on to another life. Made with herbs collected from ponds and streams, the mystic brew ensures that the memories and experiences of previous lives are forgotten. Occasionally, one may refuse the tea to retain the details of their lives.
Through their work, Lau and Ledbetter embody the tale of Meng Po and its connection to nature and nostalgia. Incorporating elements from their respective cultures, the artists preserve personal connections to home. Lau’s ceramic sculptures and Ledbetter’s photography are rich with details collected from various earthly sources and suggest a threshold between the physical and intangible.
Saturday, November 7, 6:00-8:00 pm
Gallery Talk 7:00 pm
Thursday, January 14, 12:30-2:00 pm
Heidi Lau, Artist's Lecture
Thursday, January 14, 3:00-4:30 pm
Clay handbuilding workshop with Heidi Lau in Goldman-Schwartz Art Studios (map)
This event is free and open to the public, all materials provided. Space is limited, register here
Thursday, February 4, 12:30-2:00 pm
Megan Ledbetter, Artist's Lecture
|This exhibition is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Gary David Goldberg and Diana Meehan Endowment for the Arts.|