“Home” Art Exhibition Open!

I’m glad to tell you that I had two of my pieces accepted at “Home” Art Exhibition. It’s held to support refugees and homeless people, and today we had a reception. It was inspiring and humbling to see works and performances of refugees themselves, as well as other artists.

As of my works, first, thanks for your support while I was submitting them. The gibbons didn’t make it, but my earlier works on experiences of moving home did. Here are the pieces, and the accompanying labels:

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Lawful Evacuation

This is about the too-common experience of having to move home involuntarily without a particular wrongdoing. The objects can be found in any living room, where they would sit peaceful and harmonious, but one may feel they are thrown into a sea of uncertainties when they have to move.


 

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Grandma Comfy Ready to Move

Moving can feel like starting a new life, and ending the old one. Here, a welcoming recliner, โ€œGrandma Comfyโ€, is disassembled for move. She is sitting there as if she is fine. She looks ready for her next life, to greet the family again, in a new place.

Paper Plane / ์ข…์ด ๋น„ํ–‰๊ธฐ

When refugees arrive at the host country, they wear their best clothes, not rags. Not because their lives were not hard, but because they want to start their new lives well, with dignity.

– an Italian social worker who helps refugees’ settlement.

๋‚œ๋ฏผ๋“ค์ด ์ƒˆ ๋‚˜๋ผ์— ๋„์ฐฉํ•  ๋•Œ๋Š” ๋„๋งˆ๊ฐ€ ์•„๋‹ˆ๋ผ ๊ฐ€์žฅ ๊นจ๋—ํ•œ ์˜ท์„ ๋งˆ๋ จํ•ด ์ž…๋Š”๋‹ค. ์ด์ „์˜ ์‚ถ์ด ํž˜๋“ค์ง€ ์•Š์•˜๊ธฐ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์ด ์•„๋‹ˆ๋ผ, ์ƒˆ ๋‚˜๋ผ์—์„œ์˜ ์‚ถ์„ ๋ฐ๊ฒŒ, ์กด์—„ํ•˜๊ฒŒ ์‹œ์ž‘ํ•˜๋ ค ํ•˜๊ธฐ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์ด๋‹ค.

– ์ดํƒˆ๋ฆฌ์•„์—์„œ ๋‚œ๋ฏผ๋“ค์˜ ์ •์ฐฉ์„ ๋•๋Š” ํ™œ๋™๊ฐ€.

YK 2018.

Moving / ์ด์‚ฌ

YK 2018.

Prospect / ์ „๋ง

A beloved space can show more than meets the eye.
์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ณต๊ฐ„์€ ๋ณด์ด๋Š” ๊ฒƒ๋ณด๋‹ค ๋” ๋งŽ์€ ๊ฒƒ์„ ๋ณด์—ฌ์ค„ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ค.

Mixed media, 2018

This is my first try on semi-abstract painting. It also concludes a series on my move from the US to the UK. In the series, I tried to record and reconstruct places I love as I left them:

์ฒ˜์Œ์œผ๋กœ ๋ฐ˜์ถ”์ƒํ™”๋ฅผ ์‹œ๋„ํ•ด ๋ณด์•˜๋‹ค. ์ด ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์€ ๋ฏธ๊ตญ์—์„œ ์˜๊ตญ์œผ๋กœ์˜ ์ด์‚ฌ์— ๊ด€ํ•œ ์‹œ๋ฆฌ์ฆˆ์˜ ๋งˆ์ง€๋ง‰ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์ด๊ธฐ๋„ ํ•˜๋‹ค. ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ณต๊ฐ„๋“ค์„ ๋– ๋‚˜๋ฉด์„œ ๊ธฐ๋กํ•˜๊ณ  ์žฌ๊ตฌ์„ฑํ•ด๋ณธ ์‹œ๋ฆฌ์ฆˆ์ด๋‹ค:

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Cocoon – moving out / ๋ˆ„์—๊ณ ์น˜์ด์‚ฌ ๋‚˜์˜ค๋ฉฐ
Parting / ๋– ๋‚˜๋ฉฐ
Line 1 Time Machine / 1ํ˜ธ์„  ํƒ€์ž„๋จธ์‹ 
Take Care / ์•ˆ๋…•

The dolphin and the background appeared also on my past postings:

๋Œ๊ณ ๋ž˜์™€ ๋ฐฐ๊ฒฝ์€ ์˜ˆ์ „ ๊ผญ์ง€์— ๋“ฑ์žฅํ•œ ๋ฐ” ์žˆ๋‹ค:

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Dolphin Lamp / ๋Œ๊ณ ๋ž˜ ๋žจํ”„
Low Lights… / ๋‚ฎ์€ ๋น›์ด…
Out of the Night / ๋ฐค์œผ๋กœ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ

Line 1 Time Machine / 1ํ˜ธ์„  ํƒ€์ž„๋จธ์‹ 

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Video by YK in NYC, 2018

Cocoon – Moving Out / ๋ˆ„์—๊ณ ์น˜ – ์ด์‚ฌ ๋‚˜์˜ค๋ฉฐ

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Bits of care, put on all sides,
As if to stay forever inโ€”

Weathered but warm when looked back on.

๋ฒฝ๋งˆ๋‹ค ๋‚จ๊ฒจ๋‘” ์ž‘์€ ์†๊ธธ๋“ค
์–ธ์ œ๊นŒ์ง€๋‚˜ ๋จธ๋ฌผ๋Ÿฌ ์žˆ์„ ๊ฒƒ์ฒ˜๋Ÿผโ€”

๋Œ์•„๋ณด๋ฉด ๋ฐ”๋žœ ๋น› ๋”ฐ๋œปํ•œ ๊ณณ

Mixed media, 2018


* You may recognize parts of the scene from my previous posts:
* ์ด์ „ ๊ผญ์ง€์—์„œ ๋‚˜์™”๋˜ ๋ถ€๋ถ„๋“ค์„ ์•Œ์•„๋ณด์‹ค์ง€:

Parting / ๋– ๋‚˜๋ฉฐ

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Zigzag memories on steps of steel
Looking not so cold in the weathered light.

์ฒ  ๊ณ„๋‹จ์— ๋ˆ„์šด ์ง€๊ทธ์žฌ๊ทธ ๊ธฐ์–ต๋“ค
๋ฐ”๋žœ ๋น›์— ๋น„์น˜์–ด ๋œ ์ถ”์›Œ ๋ณด์ด๋Š”

Photo by YK in NYC, 2018