KEN JUON EXHIBITION: ESSAYS AND PORTRAITS
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 13
5 - 7 pm
Nicolet Art Gallery
Free Admission – No advanced registration required
Artist Ken 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. He employs humorous, curious, sometimes ambiguous, and even mysterious statements to invite the viewer to engage with the ideas. Factual statements, clich s, 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.