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NKU hosts exhibition showcasing Korean ceramic art

March 1, 2023
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Audrey An “Pear Here, Pear There” (2021)
Photo Credit: Andrew Castañeda


“Here and There: Navigating the Cultural In-Between” explores a diverse range of works from Korean ceramic artists that negotiate the complexities of bicultural identities and perspectives.

The exhibition will showcase a diverse range of works from Korean ceramic artists under the theme “Current”—the nuances of the word entail something that is influx, continuously moving, and malleable (conceptually/physically). It also alludes to presence and a reflection of our most immediate times. The theme “Current” will be explored through a diverse range of styles and concepts that pertain to identity. Despite the commonality in cultural backgrounds, there is also a unique and complex bicultural perspective as the artists navigate cross cultural influences and ways of making. They are inevitably influenced by the duality of east and west, as well as unique markers of their own histories that are specific to their own lived experiences. This exhibition will highlight subversive forms that cull from history, mythologies, and techniques that explore the nuances of Korean identity.

Exhibiting Artists: Hoon LEE, Sunkoo Yuh, Kyungmin Park, Sam Chung, Gunyoung Kim, YoonJee Kwak, Hayun Surl, Soojin Choi, Audrey An, Jee Eun Lee, Yehrim Lee, Hae Won Sohn, Shin Yeon Jeon, Wansoo Kim, Yeonsoo Kim

Curator: Sso-Rha Kang

  • Exhibition Run: March 6-24, 2023
  • Reception: Thursday, March 16th from 5-7pm
  • Location: NKU Art Galleries | Northern Kentucky University, 312 Fine Arts Center, Nunn Dr., Highland Heights, KY 41099

The NKU Art Galleries are located on the third floor of the NKU Fine Arts Center. Parking is available for a fee in the Welcome Center Garage. Free parking is available on reception night in Lots I and D. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Main Gallery is closed on major holidays and weekends. Admission is free.

This exhibition received generous support from “Northern Kentucky University College of Arts and Sciences Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Fellowship”

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JeeEun Lee “Drift Series: A Dream Within A Dream” (2022-23)