Mimi O Chun: It’s all cake
September 4, 2021
September 4, 2021–January 30, 2022
New York-based artist and designer Mimi O Chun’s soft sculptures capture moments that reflect the world in which we live. Her recent work re-contextualizes existing vernacular to reveal beauty, at times irony, and ultimately truth about the cultural values we collectively adopt, perpetuate and create. Through ironic pairings of recognizable objects, Chun humorously points out the complicity in which people engage the ridiculousness of, what she terms, quick culture. Using social media and internet memes as sources for her soft sculptures, Chun is also keenly aware of art history. She explains that “the art world is certainly no stranger to stuffed goods, even for artists whose oeuvres fall outside of the realm of textile arts.” Chun offers the viewer these humorous, ironic, and thoughtful sculptures in order to spark moments of collective self-examination.
Mimi O Chun: It’s all cake is organized by Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and curated by Lauren R. O’Connell, assistant curator.