Crescent by Minkyu Lee
After the Storm by Suellyn Scoon
Concealing & Revealing
Ceramics by Minkyu Lee & Paintings by Suellyn Scoon
Dates: January 5 - February 21, 2014
Antoine de Saint Exupery once wrote, “What is essential may be invisible to the eye”. A new exhibition at New Visions Gallery will become a source of discovery for the viewer, with structures and meanings hidden within the works, only to be completed within one’s own mind and imagination. Concealing & Revealing: Ceramics by Minkyu Lee and Paintings by Suellyn Scoon will be on display from January 6 – February 21, 2014. An Opening Reception will be held Sunday, January 5 from 1:00 – 3:30 PM. It is free and open to the public; complimentary refreshments will be provided.
Minkyu Lee is a ceramic sculptor who focuses on defining the negative space in his works, encouraging contemplation from the viewer. His early body of work is said to be a continuation of Josun Dynasty porcelain ware, its forms and glazes, within the context of 5,000 years of Korean ceramic history. Born in Seoul, Korea, Lee has a BFA and MFA from Seoul National University and an MFA from the School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology. His work has received international recognition and awards. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Suellyn Scoon is a self-taught artist based in Racine, Wisconsin. The focus of her newest body of work is about the tension between representation and abstraction with the narrative coming from the viewer’s own spiritual imagination. Of her work, Scoon states, “I have avoided painting the landscape until now simply because I could not understand how to visually organize the many layers of movement, how to articulate nature’s astonishing life-force, and how to paint in a way that allows the viewer to enter into the essence of what we call nature; which is mystery.”
School and community group tours are available for this exhibit, made possible in part through a generous grant from the Marshfield Area Community Foundation. Interested parties should contact New Visions Gallery to schedule a date and time and to learn more about available stipends for transportation costs.
An opening reception will be held Sunday, January 5 from 1:00 – 3:30 pm at New Visions Gallery. Refreshments will be provided and visitors will have an opportunity to learn more about the artists and their work. The event is free and open to the public.
Concealing & Revealing will be on exhibit January 6 – February 21, 2014. It can be viewed Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM and Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM at New Visions Gallery, located in the main lobby of Marshfield Clinic, 1000 North Oak Avenue. Admission is free thanks in part to donations from ART PARTNERS. Exhibit space and other support is donated by Marshfield Clinic.