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The Fulcrum Lost its Feather: A Collaborative Work by Daniel Evans and Shu-Mei Chan



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Reception: The Fulcrum Lost its Feather: A Collaborative Work by Daniel Evans and Shu-Mei Chan
January 14, 2011 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Location: SoFA Gallery

The School of Fine Arts (SoFA) Gallery at Indiana University is pleased to announce The Fulcrum Lost its Feather: A Collaborative Work by Daniel Evans and Shu-Mei Chan. This exhibition will open Tuesday, January 11 and continue through Saturday, January 29, 2011. An opening reception will be held Friday, January 14 from 7- 9pm. All events are free and open to the public.

“We know that the bird rises by the resistance of the air, using his wings as levers and the air as a fulcrum.”

Bird in the Air, by Mrs. Eckstorm (1900s)

The Fulcrum Lost its Feather is a collaborative experiment imagined by ceramic artists Shu-Mei Chan and Daniel Evans. At its heart, the project is a meditation on, song about, and child of interdependent relationships. Using a simple call-and-response approach, the two artists will use clay and each other as their starting point. Inspired by the genius of simple machines, the flight of birds, and gospel music, this Bloomington-based mom & pop operation will create an installation of ceramic/clay objects and other media.

Daniel and Shu-Mei currently live in Bloomington, Indiana running the community based Bloomington Clay Studio and are co-founders of The Quarry Projects, a 501(c)(3) non-profit ceramic residency program. Both artists possess their MFAs, Daniel from NY State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and Shu-Mei from Indiana University. Both Daniel and Shu-Mei have exhibited extensively nation wide and internationally including but not limited to Australia, New York, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Washington, New Mexico, and Indiana. For information please visit the artists websites:,

The Fulcrum Lost its Feather is the second part of the exhibition series Blank Slate, which features Indiana artists. The Blank Slate series is sponsored by the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts..