THE ASIAN ART Initiative pays tribute to the rich cultural identity and fusion of Asian and Western traditions with the large-scale instillation "Paper Play." Jeonghan Yun and Choonhyang Yun's handmade, dyed bark sculptures reflect an appreciation for the order of nature and contemporary paper techniques. "The plasticity of tree, rock, mountain and creek shown through our body and mind are closely intermingled with our cultural background," Jeonghan said.
Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine St., through Aug. 17. Reception 6 p.m. Friday. 215-684-7602, asianartsinitiative.org.
— Alyssa Stein
A ROOM OF THEIR OWN
Expression and analysis meet, fusing the creative with the intellectual in "Reading Room: Intersections Between Art & Writing." The exhibit examines the shared spaces among contemporary visual artists, poets, writers and scholars. The show is an extension of the "Art Writing" performance series curated by Art Papers Philadelphia contributing editor Becky Hunter and the London-based KIOSK collective.