BAC Gallery, 111 Front Street, Brooklyn NY 11201
In conjunction with the current exhibition, Subtle Approach, BAC Gallery presents a screening of Cleansing the Memories and Quiet Mind, two videos by Jayoung Yoon. Yoon is a Brooklyn based, multidisciplinary artist born in Korea whose work synthesizes hair sculpture, video, photography and performance blurring the boundaries between artist and viewer to create an immersive, sensual and spiritual experience that encourages the viewer to rethink their own personal awareness. Yoon’s use of performance, sculpture and video seamlessly convey her concepts of timelessness and the perception of being present.
Cleansing the Memories, 2010, 27:20 min.
Cleansing the Memories is performance that represents a purging of the accumulated sediment of memories, both personal and social, by immersing oneself into the physicality of the present.
Filmed at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Salt Lake City, Utah, Yoon spent 6 hours sifting 360 pounds of salt from 12 piles arranged at equal intervals in a circular formation, like the numbers on a clock. She released the salt in lines as she crossed the circle, focused on the salt sifting through her fingers.
Quiet Mind, 2011, 32:40 min.
Filmed at Alerces National Park, Province of Chubut, Patagonia, Argentina, Quiet Mind depicts a performer standing for 30 minutes in a lake during sunrise. The image shows the rhythm of the waves, light changing, and captures the bird sounds around the lake, while the performer is waiting for the sunrise. When the sunlight comes in, blanketing the lake, the performer’s body is absorbed into the nature as if they dissipated into the air.
About The Artist
Jayoung Yoon is a multidisciplinary artist born in Korea. She has exhibited in solo exhibitions at venues including Here Arts Center, New York, 2013; Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Delaware, 2011; KEPCO Plaza gallery, Korea, 2011; Museum of New Art, Michigan, 2009; ABBA Fine Art, Miami, 2009. Group exhibitions include Tibet House, NY; Jersey City Museum, New Jersey; SCOPE Miami; Arario Gallery, New York and Coreana Museum of Art, Korea. She has performed in multiple venues in New York including at Socrates Sculpture Park; Tenri Cultural Institute of Art, and the Center for Performance Research.
Yoon was awarded the Franklin Furnace Grant Fund, 2010. She has participated in many artist residencies such as Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing space, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and others in Utah and Florida in the USA and international residencies in Argentina and Iceland.
Yoon’s artwork has been featured or reviewed in Infinite Instances: Studies and images of Time, NY Art Magazine, The Village Voice, ARTVAS Magazine, Fiber Art Magazine and The Korea Times. She received her M.F.A. degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, 2009 and her B.F.A. from Hongik University in Korea, 2004.
BAC Gallery is made possible, in part, by support from the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc. Additional support for BAC programs is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.
Drinks provided by Sixpoint Brewery and Waterfront Wines.