Artist Joonja Lee Mornes draws inspiration from watching nature in various lights through the seasons. Seasonal, temporal, and phenomenal changes were a constant part of Mornes's observations while growing up in Korea. Since then her observations have turned from the rice fields to the prairie landscape.
Selected paintings and new window installation pieces will be featured in the exhibit, Layering Time and Motion: Paintings and installation by Joonja Lee Mornes. The exhibition will be on display in the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library in Rapson Hall through April 29, 2011 with a reception held on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 from 6-7:30 pm.
This exhibition marks the second Cultural Community Partnership Grants Award from the Minnesota State Arts Board for Mornes. She has also recently exhibited at the Phipps Center for the Arts, the Flaten Art Museum in St. Olaf College and the College of St. Benedict. Other past exhibition highlights are an installation at the MAEP Gallery in the Minneapolis Institute of Art, scenery design for a dance theater production, Cut Sleeve,at Intermedia Arts, and a group exhibition at the Katherine Nash Teaching Gallery, University of Minnesota.