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Taking Notice

Doralisa Rosenbaum and Jennifer Kim Sohn

Mixed Media Installation


Please join us for a look at the innovative, thought-provoking work of artists Doralisa Rosenbaum (born in Guatemala; lives in Pacific Grove) and Jennifer Kim Sohn (Born in Korea; lives in Sacramento). Both are meticulous planners and thinkers, who share with us their observations of human and animal life, both mundane and global. Conscious, precise, and lovely work.


Admission to exhibit is free, all are welcome!

*MPC parking fee: $3 on weekdays

Exhibit Dates: Jan 27 - Feb 26,2020

MPC Art Gallery, 980 Fremont St., Monterey, CA

Hours: Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 4:00pm
(or by appointment; call 831-646-3060)

Artists' Reception:

  • Thursday, February 6, 12:30 - 2:00 pm (Artist's talk @ 1:00 pm)

Both women have created subtly powerful three-dimensional pieces from many materials: cloth, wood, paper, artifacts, metal, cement, shoes, clothes, and stitched thread. These sensitive and astute artists give us thoughtful pieces along several themes, including immigration/refugees (both artists were born outside the U.S. are are multi-lingual). Other themes in the exhibit are environmental destruction, endangered/extinct animals, mapping, recycling, habitual daily routine, ritual, family, and cultural history.

Dora Lisa Rosenbaum tells us, “In this body of work I present a series of meditations that explore how routines and rituals connect us at once outward to the world and inward to our being. The mixed media series includes prints, drawings, and embroideries as well as sculpture and sound elements.”

Jennifer Kim Sohn says, “Juxtaposing “domestic” craft such as embroidery and paper felting against challenging current events, my goal is to provide a quiet space for reflection and to inspire people to action. Confronted with escalating environmental and social trials daily, I often feel responsible, yet paralyzed to act. I believe that small, sustained changes in our habits both as consumers and in social interactions are the tools for paradigm change. By working in “traditionally feminine” craft, such as embroidery and textile arts, I hope my art engages others by tapping into our shared experiences and emotions. Ultimately, I hope it empowers viewers to advocate for change and find solutions for the crises and conflicts facing the world today."


Taking Notice - January 27 - February 26, 2020

Updated on 02/06/2020 10:50 AM