Fine arts professor debuts new techniques in latest exhibit at UofL

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The latest fine arts exhibit by a University of Louisville professor will take viewers on a nostalgic journey through the four seasons.

    The Hite Art Institute at UofL presents “Sewol: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter” by associate professor Moon-he Baik. The show opens Friday, March 6, at the Cressman Center for Visual Arts, 100 East Main St. The opening coincides with Louisville’s monthly First Friday Trolley Hop.

    During her year sabbatical, Baik experimented with crafting fiber materials, becoming self-taught in free-motion sewing techniques. The creation of pieces for the exhibit was a departure from the traditional spatial methods she typically employs as an interior designer. Instead, “Sewol” features two- and three-dimensional threadwork forms that continue to incorporate her traditional use of pattern, color, and Korean motifs.

    The name of the exhibit, Sewol, is derived from a Korean word for which there is no direct English translation. Sewol implies the passing of time, but with a more emotional connotation, closer to that of nostalgia. Baik divides the pieces into groups that take viewers through the calendar seasons with the goal of bringing the natural world indoors and evoking a sense of memory.

    The opening reception for “Sewol: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter” is 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 6, at the Cressman Center. The exhibit runs through April 4. All Hite Art Institute events are free and open to the public. For additional information and gallery hours, visit louisville.edu/art.

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    Erica Walsh
    Erica Walsh is the senior marketing manager in the Office of Communications and Marketing where she manages the UofL Magazine and the President’s Report and contributes to the university’s branding and advertising efforts. Walsh joined UofL in 2014 after previously serving as the public relations specialist at Indiana University Southeast for seven years. Prior to her career in higher education communications, she was a reporter at The News-Enterprise in Elizabethtown, Ky.