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To artist Sammy Seung-min Lee, balancing two modes of art making—book binding and joomchi, a traditional Korean technique of beating papers to create collages—mimics the symmetry of life.
Both processes involve paper and are intensely time consuming—book making requires 3D engineering, building maquettes, and fabricating multiples; joomchi calls for equally laborious hours of pounding and kneading to record creases, crinkles, and lines in layers of papers. However, narratives are “written” and “bound” in book making, while stories are “released” and “deconstructed” in joomchi works.
Through the materiality of paper, discover stories embedded within its subtle, often unnoticed details. Join us for an exploration of the joomchi side of Ms. Lee’s art.
Tickets are free for Asian Art Association members, $5 for teachers, students and docents; $7 for DAM members, $10 others.
For details, email Blittle@denverartmuseum.org or call 720-913-0040.
Sponsored by the Asian Art Association, a DAM support group, and Curator’s Circle.
Image: Sammy Seung-min Lee, Clothed #7. Hanji and water. Installed at Nancy Benson Thread Studio, Denver Art Museum, 2016. Courtesy of Studio SML I k