case western reserve university



July 01, 2008

Aravindhan Natarajan and Moon Choi

Exhibit Dates: June 30 - August 8, 2008.

This summer the Gallery @ MSASS is displaying the works of Aravindhan Natarajan and Moon Choi, current Ph.D. students at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS). Even though their artistic expression is completely different from each other, they both share common threads in their work. These threads include being self taught, traveling extensively, and documenting their individual understanding of life events through their art.

Aravindhan’s work captures his temperament and experience in a moment of time. He uses different media ranging from pen and ink, oil, acrylics, and watercolors to create his compositions.

Moon Choi, in her debut exhibition reveals an edginess and taut energy. She uses only black paint on white backgrounds. The female figure emerges as a captive soul trying to break away from the canvas. As Moon explains, her work “captures the emotions of life and death, placing them into a feminine portrait form.”

MSASS is open to the Case Community and public during regular business hours. The artists’ work will be display at MSASS until August 8, 2008. Summer hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please contact the MSASS art coordinators June Hund at 368-0722 or Kristen Kirchgesler at 368-1658 if you wish to purchase a piece or have questions related to the program.