Opening Reception Oct. 13 for Ken Juon Art Exhibition at Nicolet College


The unique and thought-provoking art created by Ken Juon will be on display in the Nicolet College Art Gallery with an opening reception to meet the artist schedule for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, in the Art Gallery. 

Juon uses words as the primary medium on his painted wooden panels. 

He uses them in the way other artists use paint, pencil, plaster, or stone as a medium. Individual words, as well as simple, declarative phrases or sentences, are used to introduce his topics, employing humor, curiosity, and even mysterious statements to invite the viewer to engage with the ideas. 

Factual statements, cliches, commercial jargon, and visual imagery are all tools used to layer the ideas and add depth and to tap into the viewer’s personal experience and memory. At its core, each work presents an attitude. Each piece is informed by the belief that attitude shapes behavior, which in turn influences action. 

Juon’s work will be on view in the Nicolet Art Gallery and at several installation sites throughout the campus through Wednesday, Nov. 23. 

The Nicolet Art Gallery is located in the Northwoods Center on the Rhinelander campus and is open Monday through Thursday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Admission is free and open to the public.