Tuesday, August 18, 2009

On going show - COCA Seattle

Aug 10- Sep 12 2009!
I am having a show at the Center On Contemporary Art (COCA) in Seattle! If you are around in Seattle, please check this out!
It is about East and West Emerging Artist Exchange show. After my thesis show at RISD, I had this chance to participate the wonderful show there. Hopefully, many new emerging artists can get great opportunities to step in to the real world. If you'd like to check out the exhibition catalog, please click here.
You can also check out the website at http://www.cocaseattle.org/archive2009.html
2009 East | West Emerging Artist Exchange

Panel: Dealer | Curator | Critic | Consultant
Key Challenges | Opportunities Confronting Emerging Artists Today
CoCA Ballard, 6413 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
On View Weekdays 9 am - 5 pm, August 10 - September 12, 2009

In a groundbreaking exchange of art + ideas between recent BFA and MFA graduates, CoCA will showcase the work of 28 emerging artists form East and West coast schools including Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), University of Washington and Cornish.
Participating artists are recent BFA and MFA graduates, and works presented span an array of media. The exhibition opens with an artist's reception on Thursday, August 13th, 4-9pm at CoCA's Ballard gallery and runs through September 11th. The opening reception will feature a panel discussion by members of the local arts community (including gallery directors, curators, collectors, art consultants, artists, and critics) on the opportunities and challenges confronting emerging artists today.

Gwen Oulman-Brennan | Esteban del Valle | Nicholas Dertien | Gigi Gatewood | Yong Joo Kim | Timothy Kadish | Caleb Larsen | Rosalind Murray | Noel O'Connell | Maurie Polak | Gabriela Salazar | Nora Salzman | Issac Wingfield
Seb Barnett Alicia Basinger | Heather Biermann | Angielena Chamberlain | Bo Choi | Brit Bele Exworthy | Haley Farthing | Robert Gardner | Tyler Kolhoff | Bret Lyon | Arun Sharma | Sierra Stinson | Ian Toms | Tobias Walther | Laura Ward




Artist Statement

Think of beans, straws, pins, nails, velcro, snaps, cable ties, and
electric caps. These objects are not normally considered beautiful or
valuable. I explore the value of such mundane objects, and discover
their hidden beauty through a process of reconfiguration. I pay close
attention to the objects and their system of organization in my
environment. I bring in new ways of looking at these objects by
creating relationships among them. My work introduces unconventional use of familiar artifacts into a world full of conventions.

By assembling, grouping, clustering, and piling, the simple elements
become complex, and give rise to the unexpected. As the wearer
approaches my work, the experience of perspective shifts and sudden
realizations spark wonder, discovery, tension, joy and play. My
investigation of creation, innovation, and transformation questions
the definition of value, and provides a never-ending field for
invention.
Yong Joo 2009