Friday, September 4, 2009

Korean artist Kwang-Young Chun at the Art Museum Next Week

Kwang-Young Chun, Aggregations08-AU022, 2008,
mixed media, 14 ft x 8 ft diameter
Photo courtesy of the Aldrich Museum of Art

Korean artist Kwang-Young Chun uses recycled mulberry paper pages from Korean book and medicine wrappers to wrap and hand-tie around small styrofoam forms and construct into large-scale scultpure and wall reliefs. The series called Aggregations began in the 1990s. Initially two-dimensional, he has more recently explored floor-based sculptural constructions. The largest of these to date is Aggregations08-AU022. It was created for the Aldrich Museum of Art in Ridgefield, CT and comes to the University of Wyoming as the centerpiece of Chun's solo exhibition, Aggregations, new work.

Chun will visit the museum next week to assist with the exhibition installation and to present two public programs:

Art Talk, Thurs, Sept 10, 6:30 pm

Gallery Walk Through, Fri, Sept 11, 10:30 am

He will also attend the opening reception for this and other new exhibitions at the University of Wyoming Art Museum on Fri, Sept 11, from 6 - 8 pm. All events are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit the Art Museum webpage.

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