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Jennifer Seo: Paperworks Exhibition

September 14, 2023

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until September 21, 2023


Delta State University’s Art Gallery opens its 2023-2024 season with an exhibition of delicate paper sculptures by Jennifer Seo. The department invites the campus and the community to an opening reception on August 24 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Jennifer Seo painstakingly recreates everyday objects such as teacups, bowls, tables, flatware, eyeglasses, cross necklaces, and embroidered handkerchiefs she discovers in old family photographs as ghostly paper constructions. The artist says that she remakes these “objects to better understand what we find important about them and why.” According to the artist, “objects go from being simply a thing we interact with as utility to a thing that embodies a philosophy and culture.” For Seo who is of Korean descent and was born in Florida, the process of fashioning these paper sculptures is a way of connecting with her distant family and imagining their day-to-day lives. The fragile and abstract nature of these paper sculptures becomes a metaphor for her thought process, for the difference between her projections and actuality, between observation and perception.

Seo was born in Florida and grew up in Los Angeles. She received a BFA degree from Baylor University, then worked as assistant for the sculptor Karl Umlauf before earning an MFA degree from the University of Texas San Antonia. She currently is an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Her work has been featured in group and solo exhibitions in the United States and South Korea.

Jennifer Seo: Paperworks will be on view in the gallery from August 24 to September 21, 2023. An opening reception at which light refreshments will be served will be held on August 24 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

The gallery is open Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The gallery is closed on weekends, holidays, and during semester breaks. For further information visit our website at https://www.deltastate.edu/art/wright-center-art-gallery/ or contact 662.846.4720. For updates and announcements of upcoming events follow Delta State Art Department on Facebook or join our email list.


September 14, 2023


Art Department