Mysterious stuff in Boston

From Woomin Kim’s show “Mulgeon,’’ at Boston Sculptors Gallery, Feb. 27-March 31. The gallery says: ‘‘Mulgeon’’ is a Korean word “that refers to specific objects but also often implies an element of mystery or secrecy, provoking our curiosity. A line commonly used in Korean movie dialogue is, ‘Did you bring the mulgeon (the stuff)?’     “‘Mulgeon’’ is filled with the stuff of everyday life, such as toilet paper, packing tape, soap, kitchen tiles, cosmetic products, and kitty litter. Now barely recognizable, these objects have been transformed to mimic rocks and minerals, revealing their materiality and resembling their original states. Inspired by a visit to Harvard Museum of Natural and History's mineral collection, ‘Mulgeon’ seeks to reveal the gap between the artist's experience of materials as products and their natural origins before they were extracted and neatly manufactured.’’

From Woomin Kim’s show “Mulgeon,’’ at Boston Sculptors Gallery, Feb. 27-March 31. The gallery says:
‘‘Mulgeon’’ is a Korean word “that refers to specific objects but also often implies an element of mystery or secrecy, provoking our curiosity. A line commonly used in Korean movie dialogue is, ‘Did you bring the mulgeon (the stuff)?’

“‘Mulgeon’’ is filled with the stuff of everyday life, such as toilet paper, packing tape, soap, kitchen tiles, cosmetic products, and kitty litter. Now barely recognizable, these objects have been transformed to mimic rocks and minerals, revealing their materiality and resembling their original states. Inspired by a visit to Harvard Museum of Natural and History's mineral collection, ‘Mulgeon’ seeks to reveal the gap between the artist's experience of materials as products and their natural origins before they were extracted and neatly manufactured.’’