Past Show

Grey Matter Paradise

Laura Hyunjhee Kim

On View October 13, 2012 - November 10, 2012

Opening Reception: October 13, 2012 7-10PM

Gallery Heist is pleased to present Gray Matter Paradise, a solo exhibition by the inter-media renegade Laura Hyunjhee Kim. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, October 13th, 2012 from 7-10pm.

Having exhibited both nationally and internationally her work continues to flourish. A recent graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute, Kim received her M.F.A. from the New Genres Department in May of 2012 which added to her prolific portfolio. In August of 2012 Kim was featured in the sold out performance, “The Visitor Owl” by D-L Alvarez and Kevin Killian for the SFMOMA : Stage Presence Performance Series.

Grey Matter Paradise is a multimedia exhibition showcasing the recent drawings and videos of Laura Hyunjhee Kim. Analyzing and charting her fluxes of identities formed by interactions (both social and individual), Kim strives to 'make sense' of her position as a speaking subject through the observation of language and gestures. “An over-analyzed conundrum of thoughts that loses its nuance when one attempts to render them into words, one of the most poignant methods of communication when this process is infinitely repeated, the core purpose is negated and lost in its own cyclic error due to the systematic complexities and thus the result becomes undeliverable” – Kim elaborates these inevitable consequences of the speechless state of mind as a “Grey Matter Paradise.'' The exhibition incorporates both static and non-static imagery that blends and bends popular culture, art history, science and technology with a twist of kaleidoscopic imagination and blank humor.

Laura Hyunjhee Kim is an interdisciplinary artist who works with video, performance and drawing. Quoting and re-contextualizing references that span from autobiographical anecdotes, art history, to mass media as source material, Kim often incorporates absurd (deadpan) puns, ironic and subversive humor within her work that surface through the disjunctures in language, text, and gesture. She has had solo exhibitions in Blue Mountain, New York and Madison, Wisconsin and has been in numerous group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Kim has received her B.S. in Art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2009 and her M.F.A. from the New Genres Department, San Francisco Art Institute, in 2012. Laura Hyunjhee Kim currently resides and works in San Francisco, California. Laura Hyunjhee Kim does not demand much from the spectators but to visit, inhale and exhale.

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