The Piedmont

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

October 06, 2017 to October 06, 2018 in Auburn , AL


Self-Portrait as Bunnies: The Bathers, A. Podesta

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Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: a Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 with a grand opening celebration for the community. From a sumo wrestler decked out in camo to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town! Since the outdoor sculpture program began in 2013, more than 200 artists from around the country have entered the competition. JCSM is pleased to announce Jean Shin as the 2017 juror. Ms. Shin will exhibit her work inside the museum this fall. Jean Shin is an internationally recognized artist who works with multiples of objects to transform the everyday into decadent interpretations of identity and community. She uses materials that range from prescription pill bottles to sweaters, and often obtains them as second-hand objects from people in participating communities. These objects transform into her media and become complex, conceptual and beautifully intricate works of sculpture. Her work is distinguished by her labor-intensive process, and these breathtaking installations seem to capture the essence of communal and societal issues that everyone faces in their day to day life. Born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in the United States, Shin attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1999 and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Science from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been widely exhibited in over 150 major national and international museums, including in solo exhibitions at The Crow Collection in Dallas, Texas Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Arizona, Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC, the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and The Museum of Modern Art in New York, New York. Shin has received numerous awards and has been featured in a multitude of publications world-wide. In 2016, Jean Shin will complete a major commission for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York at the 63rd Street Station on the new Second Avenue Subway line as well as a public art commission for the City of Seattle, Washington. She lives and works in New York, New York.