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Jung Hee Mun: Retracing Sensation

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Critic's Pick Release Date: 2010-04-28

The prodigious Jung Hee Mun — the product of a Korean childhood, an American art school, the San Antonio contemporary scene, and her own billion-horsepower imagination — shows a series of artworks called Retracing Sensation at The Southwest School of Art & Craft until June 27. Her past work, which includes printmaking, graphite and colored marker on paper, and painting, retains a readily-recognizable identity despite its evolution; Mun is armed with a formalist sense of composition and a luscious abstract sensibility. In her best work, precise graphite depictions of (usually) small children seem to drift into a brightly-colored dream landscape, or are festooned with gorgeous wings and tendrils and random body parts, reminiscent in the best way of Darger’s fantasy children. It’s hypnotic stuff; don’t say we didn’t warn you. Jung Hee Mun: Retracing Sensation: Through June 27 at the Southwest School of Art & Craft, Ursuline Campus swschool.org — Sarah Fisch

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