Her intricate drawings strive for the cosmic revelations that often occur in a seemingly insignificant detail of a big world; in the manner of “branches, reaching to get sources for photosynthesis.” Removing all background and even all traces of color from her ink creations, South Korean-born Inyoung Seoung brings the “endless exclusive patterns” of the natural world into stark, brilliant relief — linking a tree’s ordered chaos with the human individual’s striving for status and meaning.
A resident of the United States since 1997 — and a New Jerseyan for the past five years — the artist brings a display of her pen-on-canvas specialties to one of the area’s best showcases for Garden State art and artists, the Monmouth Museum. The gallery on the Lincroft campus of Brookdale Community College welcomes Seoung on Friday evening, August 15, for a reception that opens her biggest solo show in the region to date.
Going on between 6 and 8 pm in the Museum’s Nilson Gallery, the meet-the-artist reception is free of charge and open to the public, with the exhibit remaining on display through September 14 during regular museum hours (Tuesday-Thursday 10 am-5 pm; Friday 10 am-9 pm; Saturday 10 am-5 pm; Sunday 12-5 pm). Admission during regular hours is $7.00 per person; free with valid Brookdale student or staff ID.