ALTOONA, Pa. — “Paper Planes,” a body of work by Ivyside Juried Art Exhibition winner Jennifer Seo, will run from October 6 through December 10 at the Sheetz Gallery at the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
“Paper Planes” features paper recreations of objects found in Seo’s old family photographs. Through these items, Seo is able to connect with her family and situate her perspective as a Korean-American despite not being present for the actual experiences shown in the photos. She says: “Common objects embody a philosophy and a culture that construct our lives. The handcrafted sculptures are a ritual of work and time meant to transport the viewer beyond the immediate object to a reflective point of connection. These works are not about objects, but about the time of objects.
Seo is currently an adjunct professor at Middle Tennessee University. She holds an MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and a BFA from Baylor University. She also studied at So Moon Kim’s Hagwon in Los Angeles from 2004 to 2005 and worked for Karl Umlauf from 2013 to 2017. Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad. Seo’s awards include the Charles and Germaine Field Endowed Painting Fellowship, the Seldon Leavell Fellowship, and the Sue Jockusch Endowed Fellowship at UTSA.
The Galleries are open Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and before and during all events. For more information, call the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts at 814-949-5452.