WHEN: APRIL 13 TO APRIL 30, 2017
WHERE: bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood
The artwork of Sung Hee Cho, a native of Korea who lives in Seoul and New York City, will be exhibited in the Sandy Bennett Art Gallery in bergenPAC from April 13 to April 30.
Cho’s work combines paint and hanji—handmade paper produced from the bark of Mulberry trees in Korea. Her labor-intensive method uses a collage method as circles of hanji are hand-cut or gently torn before being layered with oil paint. She uses a monochromatic and multi-dimensional style to explore her personal identity and the beauty in nature as she examines the relationship between color and texture in each piece. Some of the pieces utilize the imagery of blossom petals, leaves, galaxies and mushrooms. Her style draws from and, ultimately, expands on Korea’s Monochrome Art Movement from the late 1970s.
Cho’s work has been exhibited in several prestigious private and public institutions, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea, the Tolentine Art Center in Chicago, L.A. Korea Cultural Service and New York Cultural Service.
Cho’s work can be viewed at www.artsy.net/artist/sung-hee-cho
Founded in 2003, the 1,367-seat Bergen Performing Arts Center, or bergenPAC, is the area’s cultural mecca. Housed in a historic Art Deco-style theater boasting one of the finest acoustic halls in the United States, bergenPAC attracts a stellar roster of world-class entertainment. The jewel in our crown is The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC – the innovative, educational performing arts initiative that, through programs, classes, outreach, school shows, and main theater presented shows, reach more than 30,000 students and community youth annually. The Performing Arts School provides community youth, age 2 months to 21 years, with unique, “hands-on” training in music, dance and theater by industry professionals. It is through the ongoing generosity of sponsors, donors, members, and patrons that the not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation bergenPAC and The Performing Arts School are able to thrive and enrich our community.
The Sandy Bennett Art Gallery at bergenPAC is dedicated to affording local artists an opportunity to exhibit their work and to enriching North Jersey through fine art. Artists displaying their work in the gallery have the opportunity to expose their artwork to hundreds of theater patrons each month and to the general public Monday through Friday, 11 a.m to 4 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m to 4 p.m.