Korean artist’s graphite work displayed at Fairbanks

MASS-Nebula, an installation of graphite drawings by Korean artist Chang-Ae Song, opens May 3 in Fairbanks Hall.

In her drawing series, Mass – Nebula, artist Chang-Ae Song considers the spatial nature of the land and the sky. In her words, she says,  “While the land is the physical place where everything begins and finishes, the sky is the space where there is no such worldly concept: the sky is infinite, ethereal, ephemeral and metaphysical. The sky is the only place where we are all connected mentally. No matter how far apart we are, the sky links all of us as one. I tend to lose track of time when I look up at the sky. Time seems to stop for a moment.”

Song observes timelessness, subtlety and change when observing the sky and clouds. She continues, “It often looks inanimately tranquil, but in reality the clouds move ceaselessly, shifting their forms almost every moment. And then, time is involved again.”

Chang-Ae Song was born in Seoul, Korea in 1972. She received her BFA and an MFA in Korean painting from Sookmyung Women’s University in Korea. While living in Oregon, Song recently earned a second MFA in painting and drawing at the University of Oregon. She has taught at Oregon State University and at the University of Oregon as an adjunct Instructor. Song recently moved back to Seoul, where she is pursuing a PhD in Oriental painting at Hongik University.

She has since had solo exhibitions at the Gongpyung Art Center and Seokyung Gallery in Seoul, Korea; at the ADELL MaMILLAN Gallery, the Eric Washburn Gallery, and the White Lotus Gallery in Oregon. She has exhibited in numerous group and juried shows including at Beer-Sheva in Israel; the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene; the Lisa Harris Gallery in Seattle; and at the Archer Gallery at Clark College in Washington, among others. Most recently she participated in the 9th Northwest Biennial at the Tacoma Art Museum in Tacoma, Washington. Her work is in the collections of the Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma, WA, USA), the Sangmyung Art Museum (Seoul, Korea) and the Asian Counseling and Referral Service in Seattle.

Fairbanks Gallery is open Monday–Thursday, 8am-5pm, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The exhibit concludes on May 25.

For more information: Douglas Russell (541) 737-5009 or drussell@oregonstate.edu

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