Hyun Kyung Yoon - January 2012
Saturday January 14th - February 29th, 2012
Cross MacKenzie Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of the new ceramic work of Hyun Kyung Yoon. Her second show with Cross MacKenzie, Yoon’s recent work builds on her earlier wall installations inspired by the art of calligraphy. “Flow” the ceramic installation Yoon mounted in 2008, was made up of 40 individual monochromatic black elements that danced across the space with lyricism and grace. Each element connected visually to the next piece, letter by letter, spelling out a three-dimensional message that spoke volumes. Her language is volume, space, and linear movement. In the recent work, the artist has added new complexities, color, surface design and flame-like spikes to add expressiveness to the parts
Hyun Kyung Yoon divides her time between her studio in her native Korea and Richmond where she is an adjunct professor at V.C.U. She received her B.S. in Applied Design from the University of Minnesota and her MFA in Ceramics from Virginia Commonwealth University. Yoon has shown widely in the United States and Korea. Recently her work was included in “CLAY 2011- Today and Tomorrow” an exchange exhibition of Chinese and Souh Korean artists at the Jingdezen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezen China and “Change Exchange” at the Verein Berliner Kunstler in Germany. She has had solo shows at the Tong-In Gallery in Seoul and at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, USA. In 2007 she had the privilege to be invited to the 5th Cheongju International Craft Biennial in Korea.