Detail of doll installation at C.Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 2008
Gallery view of "Addressing Dolls" exhibition by Cheon at the C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, in 2008. The exhibition wall is of "99 Miss Kim(s)," doll installation of 99 North Korean military dolls which were handmade, and each one of them placed in plastic containers. 99 represents September 9th, the anniversary of communism in North Korea. The female military dolls were placed on the opposite wall to the piece "Dresses for Different Event," paper doll dresses images originally from South Korea in the 70s, blown up to life size and custom framed. The walls display the stark contrast between the uniformity of communist North Korean nation versus the plurality of capitalist South Korean nation in girls play things and images of beauty.