D + L SERIES
GYUN HUR “LOVING DEEPLY II” | OCTOBER 19, 2018, 6:30-8 PM
With Kyoung Eun Kang
As a one night performance, Gyun Hur invites Kyoung Eun Kang to join her in deconstructing yellow silk flowers as an act of resistance and intimacy. Known for her laborious art making process, Hur contemplates her roles of artist, educator, and a woman of color through sharing hours of menial labor.
Gyun Hur is an interdisciplinary artist and an educator, and has performed and exhibited in Canada, China, Hong Kong, Italy, Turkey, and the United States. Gyun's work has been widely recognized for her floor installations comprised of hand-shredded silk flowers.. Through her menial process of making and transforming materials, Gyun attempts to create a narrative space that evokes a sense of labor, loss, and memories.
Born in South Korea, she moved to Georgia at the age of 13. Gyun currently lives in Brooklyn and enjoys taking care of her indoor plants and teaching her students at Parsons School of Design. She is a current AIM 38 fellow with the Bronx Museum, and has recently completed Writer-In-Residence for Dancing Platform Praying Grounds: Blackness, Churches, and Downtown Dance at Danspace Project, Pratt Fine Arts Summer Residency, and BRICworkspace.
Kyoung Eun Kang is an artist born in South Korea, who 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. Her work ranges from live performance to video, painting, drawing, photography, installation, text and sound pieces. She captures the subtlety of human nature and behavior by observing situations that question how humans form bonds and attachments. She has received fellowships from BRIC, Brooklyn, NY; NARS Foundation, Brooklyn,NY; Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture,ME, and New York Foundation for the Arts,NY.