Sherry Muyuan He / Art Is Why I Wake Up In The Morning
On April 14, first year MFA candidate Sherry Muyuan He’s solo show Art Is Why I Wake Up In The Morning opened at Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis. He’s work in the show is inspired by her recent trip to Tokyo where she learned the art of origami and how to make paper with handmade stencil designs.
“He is drawn to the concept of sharing knowledge, a form of communication that forges connections with others. Enacting a shared narrative through learning is a central interest of hers and she connects that to food—another instance of forging a communal experience. Her exhibition will take the form of an ongoing art making experience, supplemented with a workshop she will facilitate during the opening of the exhibition.”
The focus of the opening-night workshop will be to teach four types of bookbinding techniques through making four kinds of breakfast-food books: “Japanese stab binding for toast (choices are white bread, whole wheat and marble rye), saddle stitch for fruit (choices are apples and oranges), accordion folds for cheese (choices are bleu cheese, cheddar and swiss) and brass binding for fried eggs.”
If you didn’t make it to the opening of Art Is Why I Wake Up In The Morning, don’t worry! The ingredients, tools, and instructions needed to learn bookbinding techniques and make breakfast-food books will be provided throughout the exhibition. Stop in to SooVAC to sit at a dining table, make the food books of your choice, and take your creations home in a compostable sandwich bag. The exhibition will be open until May 20.
2017 marks the 15th year of SooVAC exhibiting work by MCAD MFA candidates. Congratulations, Sherry, on a wonderful first solo show! It all looks delicious.
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