"Still" installation view, photo by Jaimephoto
"In Galleries: Three Print Center winners, one lost chance", Edith Newhall, The Inquirer, June 30, 2017
"The three talented winners are Korean artist Yoonmi Nam (a faculty member at the University of Kansas, Lawrence), TR Ericsson of Brooklyn (he also works out of Painesville, Ohio), and Philadelphia’s Serena Perrone. Their exhibitions, on view now, are notably quiet, poetic shows of deeply personal work. The world’s woes seem far away.
The hush begins with Nam’s exhibition in the Print Center’s ground-floor gallery, where she’s showing two bodies of work that explore ephemerality and permanence.
Her woodblock prints depict simple line drawings of disposable containers that hold arrangements of flowers. They’re whimsical and sweet.
Her other collection, her “objects,” are more ironic and engaging. Nam has made fool-the-eye facsimiles of plastic bags from Gampi paper and printed them with the usual sentiments (i.e. “Thank You for Your Patronage”) and placed them on sculpture pedestals to suggest they were casually “delivered” to their particular spots.
Inside these bags, she’s placed white porcelain casts of Styrofoam clamshell delivery containers. Some can barely be seen through their translucent bags, though one bag lies open on its side, partially exposing its porcelain container."
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