1402 SEOK-DONG by Kyoung eun Kang

Last year I met Kyoung eun Kang in New York through my friend Gyun Hur. This Friday, June 21, she has a solo exhibition opening from 7-10 p.m. at Primetime in Brooklyn, NY. Kang uses a variety of media to explore herself and her family as they exist on opposite sides of the globe. Despite the distance, Kang explores  that space through the materials and memories that keep the family linked.

1402 seok-dong Kyoung eun Kang

Image courtesy of Kyoung eun Kang.

In the announcement for the exhibition she explains, “1402 Seok-doing is the Korean address where my family moved in 2 years ago while I was living in New York City. Through this exhibition, I try to imagine their life in their new home. I explore and reconnect family relationships inspired by family’s jokes, care packages sent by my mother, and hidden family stories. The works include a series of poems inspired by recordings of family conversations. A video shows family members recalling my uncle who disappeared at the age of 23. Family jokes are turned into photos and a sculpture made with ceramic radishes and sneaker shoes.”

Opening Reception: June 21, 7-10 p.m.

Closing Reception: July 5, 7-10 p.m.

Kyoung eun Kang’s Website

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