March 17 through May 31, 2015
416 Market St., Lewisburg
Yeon Ji Yoo work uses ephemeral materials to create fantastical landscapes that explore the cycle of growth, death and decomposition.
“I am informed by the beautiful as well as the terrifying, the respiration and metabolism of the natural environment, the quiet microcosms of ferns, moss, mold and dead things that become the soil. Even concrete structures and the steel like collective memories of our cultures and histories crumble because of these processes, with us living and tumbling with the pieces. Our sense of identity is woven from the long but fragile thread-like connections to the values and stories of our ancestors, textbook histories, our cognition of the environment around, and all of the misconceptions we make of these. In my work, I accept the negative spaces of the misunderstood, faded, and displaced from the original context. And in questioning the validity of the storyteller and the origins of it, I deconstruct and build my own myths of
genealogies and generational sins.”
-Yeon Ji Yoo, 2015
In addition to the works on display in the gallery, Yeon Ji Yoo has also written profiles for each of the characters which inhabit her artwork. Read her writings here.
Micro Artist Residency: Yeon Ji Yoo
April 25 during the Lewisburg Arts Festival
Downtown Gallery, 416 Market St.
Artist Yeon Ji Yoo visits Lewisburg to lead an art-making activity with the public involving photo-transfer and collage. All ages are welcome. Part of the Lewisburg Arts Festival and Bucknell’s Arts Weekend.