Monday, July 12, 2010

Just updated my website!

Finally, I had a chance to update the website for my spring 2010 work. Please review the website!   If you have any comments on my work, please let me know!

This spring 2010 work is an extension of my previous body of work, Reconfiguring the Ordinary. After graduation, I was left with a limited set of tools and equipments at my home studio. Given the limitations, I focused on a single material, Velcro, which can be freely cut, attached, stacked, piled, rolled, bent and sewn together with my own bare hands or by using simple hand tools. With the material at hand, I began to explore a wide variety of possibilities in form. Given the physical properties afforded by Velcro, I was also able to experiment with the fabrication of unusually large pieces as well. by Yong Joo Kim 

Monday, July 5, 2010

Upcoming Exhibition LOOT 2010

I have been invited to participate in LOOT 2010. Loot is Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) ’s biennial Juried exhibition and sale of one-of-a kind contemporary art jewelry, created by American and international artists. I am very excited about it.

I just received the "Save the Date" card from MAD. This exhibition will be held October 20, 2010 – October 26, 2010, at the Museum (2 Columbus Circle, New York City). The opening night is on October 20, 2010! I am planning to attend the opening night! If you are in NYC, please save the date and visit the exhibition!

About participating Artists (from the MAD Website)
Fifty eight artists, representing some fifteen different countries, have agreed to participate in LOOT. Over 2,000 pieces will be on view and for sale during the run of the exhibition. A special focus of LOOT 2010 will be the work of fifteen Dutch artists including Beppe Kessler, Iris Nieuwenburg, and Truike Verdegaal. Many participating Dutch artists will be in attendance.

Representing a diverse group of established and emerging artists, Dutch jewelers present new forms of jewelry that are independent of traditional concepts of jewelry. While maintaining the country's deserved reputation for outstanding mastery of technique and materials, the artists continue to experiment in creative and spirited designs using innovative materials. Neckpieces, brooches, bracelets, earrings and rings will intrigue and dazzle collectors through imaginative designs that at once acknowledge the past but express the best in contemporary conceptual and technical concerns.

Artists from across the US, Europe, and Asia will display and sell their unique pieces during LOOT including Anastasia Azure, Gail Bird and Yazzie Johnson, Pat Flynn, John Iversen, Jocelyn Kolb, Yong Joo Kim, Verma Nequatewa, Joyce Scott, Jennifer Trask, Giorgio Vigna, and Kiwon Wang. Pieces range in price from $300 to $30,000 with an average price of $2,500-$3,000. Traditional materials such as platinum, gold, silver and diamonds and gem stones will be used, as well as experimental ones such as rubber, glass, steel, plastics, lucite, and semi-precious stones, often within a single design.