1402 Seok-Dong at Nurtureart
10/4/2017

Kyoung eun Kang
1402 Seok-Dong

Opening Reception: Friday, October 13th, 7–9pm
On View: October 14th–November 5th

NURTUREart is pleased to announce 1402 Seok-Dong, a solo exhibition by Kyoung eun Kang.

Kang enshrines routine and subtle interactions into delicate monuments. Her works, which reveal the universal in the particular, memorialize the gestures that attach and bind us to family and strangers alike. Yet, only select details of Kang’s history are shared, reminding us that there are things we say and do not say when disclosing the background of our personal relationships.

Kang’s parents moved to 1402 Seok-Dong five years ago, when Kang was already living in New York City. Continents away, Kang finds ways to connect intimately with her family. Family Poems is a series lifted from their recorded daily conversations. River is an installation that includes the family’s heirloom chamber pot and overlapping sound of each of them urinating. Other featured works impart inside jokes and familial nicknames—sharing the punch line without the setup. For 1402 Seok-Dong, the gallery floor will be covered entirely with vinyl flooring, reminiscent of Korean homes as Kang invites us into an intimate space echoing her childhood family memories.

Only few particular and private anecdotes of Kang’s family are shared in 1402 Seok-Dong. Much more is undescribed, leaving an intimate space for viewers to meditate on details and the elusive qualities of relationships.

Born in South Korea, Kyoung eun Kang lives and works in New York City. She received a BFA and MFA in Fine Arts from Hong-ik University in Seoul, South Korea and from Parsons The New School for Design, New York. She has had solo exhibitions at BRIC project room, Brooklyn, NY; Here Arts Center, NY; PRIMETIME, Brooklyn, NY; and at the Contemporary Museum of Hong-ik University, Seoul, South Korea. Her group exhibitions include those at the Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY; Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Australia; Museum of Imperial City, China; and National Museum of Contemporary Art, South Korea. She has received awards and fellowships from BRIC, the NARS Foundation, Artist Alliance INC, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

1. Switch, 2013, C-print mounted on Sintra, 8 x 11 inches.
2. Self-portrait_Father, 2011, archival inkjet print on Sintra, 20 x 30 inches.
3. A family bonsai, 2017, diptych, archival inkjet prints, 16 x 24 inches each.

Omaha Diary I
1/28/2016


January 30-February 26, 2016 · 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Project Room at BRIC House
FREE

JOIN US FOR THE OPENING RECEPTION,

FEBRUARY 4 | 6-9PM!

Artist Kyoung eun Kang creates work in video and performance that captures the beauty of human encounters and question the bonds that form attachment. For this three-channel installation Kang observes the rituals of Jim and Andree Smith, a 90-year-old couple living in Omaha, Nebraska.  Taken over several months while she was a resident at the Bemis Art Center, she uses her camera as research to capture the dynamics of cultural translation, embracing actions that resonate in the human experience such as walking, breathing, eating and gathering.

What begins as a study of Jim and Andree’s 67-year partnership develops into an intimate personal relationship between the artist and couple. For Kang, the most fascinating part of her time spent in Nebraska came when “I was the observer and somehow it became I who was observed.”

Born in South Korea, Kyoung eun Kang lives and works in New York. She received a BFA and MFA in Fine Arts from Hong-ik University in Seoul, South Korea and from Parsons The New School for Design, New York. She has had solo exhibitions at Here Arts Center, NY; PRIMETIME, Brooklyn, NY; and at the Contemporary Museum of Hong-ik University, Seoul, South Korea.  Her group exhibitions include those at the Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY; Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Australia; and the Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea. She has received awards and fellowships from BRIC, the NARS Foundation, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and the New York Foundation for the Arts.


BRIC TV /BK Live interview/ Omaha Diary I
1/25/2016

Published on Jan 25, 2016

Video artist Kyoung eun Kang talks about her latest project, the result of three months spent filming inside the home of a 90-year-old couple living in Nebraska. 


Drink+Draw : The hidden Dimension
11/18/2015


Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand St, New York, New York 10002

Kyoung Eun Kang | The Hidden Dimension

Explore the invisible boundaries of human relationships through a series of playful drawing and performance activities. Following the tradition of conceptual artists such as Allan Kaprow and Yoko Ono, participants will be introduced to conceptual thinking, narrative and action. Fill the space between two people. Scratch body parts you cannot reach yourself. Feeling the warmth of each other’s body through exchanging seats. Counting your partner’s eye blinks for five minutes.

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