Orange Art Center Presents eegut juhgut: this and that An Exhibition of Paper Artwork by Aimee Lee
Orange Art Center welcomes international hanji (traditional handmade Korean paper) artist and Fulbright scholar Aimee Lee in the upcoming exhibition eegut juhgut: this and that, Paper Artwork by Aimee Lee. The exhibition will demonstrate how Aimee Lee has adapted the ancient art of hanji into a sculptural outlet, marrying old processes and new expressions.
Situated in lush and wooded Pepper Pike, the Orange Art Center is the perfect setting for Aimee Lee’s work, which draws heavily upon nature for inspiration. Nature not only inspires the shapes and designs of her sculpture, but also provides the raw materials for Lee’s paper and natural dyes. Lee works directly from raw material harvested from local and abundant plant species like milkweed and mulberry to create paper, thread, sculpture, clothing, and books. Lee’s work enlightens viewers to the possibilities of paper, and will be well framed by the Orange Art Center’s verdant property. As viewers contemplate Lee’s expertise and innovation, they will also be conscious of the relationship between her art and the natural outdoor environment.
Lee draws further inspiration for her works from ancient artifacts in museums and private collections. Most compelling to her have been wine gourds, paper rain clothes, and wedding ducks. “All of these I transform into contemporary equivalents with new meanings to connect my artwork today to a centuries-old legacy,” writes Lee.
Visitors will have the opportunity to experience Lee’s work at the Orange Art Center from July 23 through September 14, and to meet the artist herself at the closing reception, where she will give an inspiring artist talk. The reception is 6:00–8:00pm and the artist talk will be 6:45–7:15pm.
Please visit orangeartcenter.org for more details about Aimee Lee and the Orange Art Center. This event is free and open to the public!
FALL REGISTRATION | JULY 9–SEPTEMBER 28
EXHIBITION + GALLERY TOURS | JULY 23–SEPTEMBER 14
CUSTOMIZED ART CLASSES FOR GROUPS | BEGINS AUGUST 25
EXHIBITION CLOSING RECEPTION + ARTIST TALK | SEPTEMBER 14
FALL CLASSES | BEGIN SEPTEMBER 24
CERAMIC STUDENT SHOW OPENING RECEPTION | OCTOBER 5
DRAWING STUDENT SHOW AT TRINITY CATHEDRAL GALLERY | NOVEMBER 14
WINTER REGISTRATION BEGINS | DECEMBER 3
Orange Art Center
31500 Chagrin Boulevard
Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124