Join ArtXchange Gallery on Friday, June 22 from 12:00–5:30 p.m. to meet HiiH Lights (pronounced ‘Hi Hi’), the artistic team of Lâm Quảng and Kestrel Gates, who are bringing their newest floral lamps and lighted sculpture from their workshop in Astoria, Oregon.
Lâm Quảng, originally from Vietnam, began making his own paper in the late 1990s. He soon turned his skills toward the creation of sculptural lamp forms, inspired by childhood memories of moon festivals. Kestrel Gates joined Lâm in 2004, drawing on her background in the performing arts to enrich the design and creation of HiiH’s lamp forms. They create artwork and hold community workshops in their barn studio in Astoria, Oregon.
Using elegant natural materials including handmade paper, local beeswax, walnut and indigo dye, silk and more, HiiH creates works that feel both functional and expressive, with deep consideration to how the light affects the feeling and usage of a space. Artists Quảng and Gates will be at the Gallery on Friday. The pop up will continue on Saturday, June 23 from 11:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.