"Playmobils 13" by Inkyeong Baek (L), "Paradise at Dawn" by Susie Barrett (R)
The City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce that mixed media works by Louisiana based artist Susie Barrett and oil paintings by Inkyeong Baek of Atlanta will be on exhibit at the North Charleston City Gallery from October 5-28, 2016.
Vitamin Sea: Saltwater & Sunshine – Mixed media works by Susie Barrett
InVitamin Sea: Salt Water & Sunshine Susie Barret will display a collection of tropical themed pieces rendered in her signature, graphic “stained glass” style. Herlight-hearted and playful works are heavily influenced by the vibrant color of the tropics, water, and infinity patterns. The images are methodically planned and painted with acrylics, then overlaid with oil detailing. The oil paint, typically black, produces vivid, colorful contrast in each piece.
Susie Barrett is a self-taught visual artist with a Master's Degree in Media Arts from the University of Arizona. Her work has been displayed in both solo and group exhibitions in Texas and Louisiana. Barrett is a “Roster Artist” with the Shreveport Regional Arts Council and is affiliated with the Gold Leaf Gallery in Tyler, TX. The mother of three, she resides in Shreveport, LA. Learn more about the artist at www.saatchiart.com/susiebarrettart.
Playmobils II – Paintings by Inkyeong Baek
Heavily inspired by the social theories of Aldous Huxley, the pieces in Inkyeong Baek’s exhibit Playmobils II explore the effects of mass media on our consciousness. Her oil renderings of Playmobil figurines serve as representations of the public at large, unaware that their perceived reality is being shaped by a ruling elite. While her paintings of the popular children’s toys look playful and delightful, all is not as it seems.
Inkyeong Baek received a BFA in Contemporary Art from Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea, and recently earned an MFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited in a number of solo and group exhibitions in South Korea, Georgia, and North Carolina. She currently lives and works in Atlanta, GA. Learn more about the artist at www.ik-galley.com.
The North Charleston City Gallery is situated in two corridors of the northwest corner of the Charleston Area Convention Center, located at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. Parking and admission are free during regular Convention Center operating hours, 9:00am – 5:00pm daily. Inquiries regarding the artists or purchase information may be directed to the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at (843)740-5854. Applications are now being accepted from professional artists for exhibitions taking place from July 2017-June 2018 at www.northcharlestonculturalartsdepartment.slideroom.com. For information on additional exhibits, programs, and events, visit the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website at www.northcharleston.org.