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Payne Gallery Now Showing ": An Exhibit by Jeong Yun and Choon Yun"

Installation in PaperBethlehem, Pa., October 24, 2013—Payne Gallery at Moravian College is currently exhibiting "Installations in Paper" which will run through to December 15. The exhibit features the unique works from the husband and wife artist team of Jeong Han Yun and Choon-Hyang Yun. The works include intricate paper designs that the pair have create that vary from vibrant and colorful to more neutrally toned. The gallery is open to the public and admission is free of charge.

Jeong and Choon have worked for over 20 years to master the technique of transforming paper into contemporary masterpieces that draw the eye across a textural landscape that seems to replicate the rhythms of nature. The artist pair use ancient paper making traditions in the creation of their works - large scale canvases, some with energetic movements of color and texture, and others with a whimsical pop-culture reference. Jeonghan Yun graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Painting from Kemyung University, South Korea,. He continued to study at the university and earned his master’s degree in painting. He later graduated with a master’s degree in print-making from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Ca.

Choon-Hyang Yun also graduated from Kemyung University with a bachelor’s degree in painting. She has worked as the instructor of handicraft in the Hanam Library, located in South Korea. She was the owner of the Purun art academy, in Miryang, South Korea. The couple create their masterpieces with their own handmade paper that is intricately placed in such a manner that creates beautiful and natural designs.

The Payne Gallery has been a home for Moravian College’s outstanding permanent collection of fine art. It also been host to dozens of world-class exhibitions over the past 30 years. In 2001, the interior of the gallery was renovated to Smithsonian exhibition standards after the 1982 conversion from the former gymnasium to the Frank E. and Seba B. Payne Gallery. The gallery, named in honor of her parents, was made possible by the extraordinary generosity of Priscilla Payne Hurd.

Payne Gallery is located on the Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus of Moravian College, in Historic Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The Gallery is open 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The gallery is closed Mondays, major holidays and during school breaks. All openings for the opening night of the shows are from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Admission and parking are free, and the Gallery is wheelchair accessible. For more information, contact David Leidich, assistant director of Payne Gallery at 610-653-5555 or by email: dleidich@moravian.edu. Visit the website at: http://home.moravian.edu/public/art/gallery.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America’s sixth-oldest college. Moravian partners with students to build a strong foundation for their future. Visit the College’s website at www.moravian.edu.