Hanji, a Korean handmade paper that has been known to last more than a thousand years, is celebrated at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, October 9 – January 3. Three artists from Korea and five Milwaukee artists come together in an exhibit celebrating the art of papermaking and paper arts.
The exhibition, “New Hanji: A Korean Paper Tradition Re-Imagined,” is on view at the Villa Terrace Museum October 9, 2015 – January 3, 2016, with an Opening Reception on Friday, October 9, 6 – 8 p.m.
Korean works include funerary garments created by Yang Bae Jeon, prints of Buddhist sculptures created using the takbon technique of ink-impression making by Kumgang Seunim, and hand-carved sewing boxes and other creations by Haemija Kim.
MIAD faculty members Rina Yoon and Christiane Grauert, and MIAD alumna Nirmal Raja ’08 (Painting), along with Milwaukee artists Marna Brauner and Jessica Meuninck-Ganger, are featured in the exhibition. Each artist utilizes hanji as their primary medium, drawing upon traditional Korean techniques. The exhibit is co-curated by MIAD faculty members Chelsea Holton and Rina Yoon.
In addition, Yoon’s solo exhibition “Between In and Yeon” is on view at the James Watrous Gallery November 6 to December 27 in Madison.
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