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March 10, 2017 - April 14, 2017
The Studios Inc Exhibition Space is pleased to present Unapologetic, an exhibition featuring resident artist Hyeyoung Shin, on view from 3.10.17 to 4.14.17 with an opening reception Friday, 3.10.17 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.
Unapologetic, is a new drawing series inspired by my recent experience of the death of my parent and Joan Didion’s book ‘The Year of Magical Thinking,’ I realized a profound appreciation for human life during my father’s final stage of his life. As Didion wrote, “Grief turns out to be a place none of us know until we reach it.” It was an awakening moment when I arrived at the place of loss, not only for myself as an artist who seeks to produce artwork that serves as a profound metaphor for the value of being human, but also as an individual that wants a close relationship with another person. Yet we as humans continue to find ways to cope. For centuries, artists have turned to their work to portray feelings of anger, confusion, fear, sorrow, hope and love, and to address the loss in ways that attempt to begin the healing process, however long it may take.
Hyeyoung Shin is an artist and educator, whose artwork seeks to create a space for sharing experiences with people. Her approach to art practice from her upbringing is to participate, understand, accept, and finally remember us together in dialogue and movement as reality. The representation and experience of her artwork, which can be taken intimately and emotionally, is an acceptance and respect of what it is to be human. Shin received an MFA from University at Buffalo, and two BFAs from Hong-Ik University and Kyung-Sung University in South Korea. Shin has exhibited internationally in Italy, South Korea, Argentina, and the United States. Her prints and artist’s books are in numerous collections throughout the United States, such as the Kala Art Institute Collection, Kennedy Museum of Art, and Columbia College’s Permanent Collection of Book Arts in Chicago, IL.
The Studios Inc provides studio space, professional development, networking, and exhibitions for mid-career artists in Greater Kansas City.
The 2017 Exhibition Series has been made possible through the generous financial support of Jan Hunt Meade and Dr. Benjamin Meade.