March 27, 2019

BSB Gallery Features “Green Palace” Installation

“GREEN PALACE”: Heemin Moon’s installation in the former bank vault at BSB Gallery in Trenton showcases three-dimensional shapes incorporating upcycled materials, including a whimsical view of man’s best friend. It is on display through April 13.

Heemin Moon, in collaboration with Dorothy McNee, has created the site-specific installation “Green Palace,” on display in the former bank vault at BSB Gallery at 143 East State Street in Trenton through April 13.

Heemin Moon’s “Green Palace” is an intimate world of exotic creatures, iridescent lighting, metallic finishes, and sustainable materials. This showcase of three-dimensional shapes, incorporating upcycled materials, is a result of Moon’s unique whimsical view of man’s best friend and unlikely wildlife in regal surroundings. His art and color vision were rendered for the special collaboration between BSB Gallery and TerraCycle, the exhibit “Scrapped.”

Heemin Moon is a graphic artist by trade with a bachelor of fine arts in visual design from Gachon University, Seongnam, South Korea.

Moon’s work has been featured in the auction world of Bid Square, on various book covers, and in projects for private companies. Aside from his daily work, his passion is creating three-dimensional shapes using a variety of recycled materials, including paper, textiles, and plastic. Moon has created a variety of animals in paper and ceramic as well as pen and ink sketches that have been featured in exhibitions all over the world.

Moon has worked closely with International Textiles Sourcing, or I.T.S. GROUP, a textile agency owned by collaborator Dorothy McNee. Aside from marketing environmentally-friendly textiles to retailers and designers, her passion is keeping products from landfills, whether its garments, furniture, or textile remnants.

The “Green Palace” installation was designed specifically for the vault at the BSB Gallery. The inspiration came from the original vault doors and the overall space of this restored 1900s bank building. Moon has incorporated a modern attitude with old world charm, glitz, humor, and his unique animal shapes within a human’s domain.

“Scrapped” runs through April 13 at the BSB Gallery. An Earth Month/Closing Reception will take place on Friday, April 12 from 5 to 7 pm.

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