Addressing Dolls

Yesterday on my way home it was love at first sight when I saw these incredible large scale Asian-inspired paper doll prints by Mina Cheon through the windows of C. Grimaldis Gallery. Cheon, an Asian-American who finds her home in Baltimore (a MICA professor), New York and Seoul, deals with issues of Westernization, Americanization and national propaganda through re-visiting the (now life-size) paper dolls she grew up with in South Korea in the 70s. More on ‘Dresses for Different Events’ here.

The wall opposite the prints makes a statement, covered with “99 Miss Kim(s)” to commemorate the the North Korean establishment.

Addressing Dolls opens Thursday February 28th at the C. Grimaldis Gallery on Charles Street.

(images via Mina Cheon)


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