Opening Reception: VERONICA JUYOUN BYUN, Tactile Memories
Date(s) - 04/26/2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
NJ Emerging Artists Series
Monmouth Museum’s NJ Emerging Artists Series presents:
Veronica Juyoun Byun
April 26 – May 26, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, April 26, 2019, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Artist Gallery Talk: Wednesday, May 22, 2019, from 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Both the reception and gallery talk are free and open to the public.
Nilson Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sunday, 12:00 – 5:00 pm. Admission $8
I want my work to be a gateway, to touch the viewer more viscerally. What is felt then is both concrete and atmospheric. Furthermore, I believe in the notion that art is a language that can deliver a meaning of what is felt or sensed, but remains invisible. What is invisible is always there in a work; it is a message that is mysterious and profound. For myself, working in clay allows me the opportunity to offer “tactile pictures” and a range of impressions that I have gathered over time. These include memories and the questioning of my own Korean identity. While these impressions are unique to my experience, I believe they also cross the lines of shared human experience. Things that I have seen, heard, touched, and tasted turn into subject matter for my work. Everything that I experience in life has a potential for providing a basis from which my work can be born.
Image above: Memoirs of Lady, 60″H x 40″W x 4″ D, Slip-Cast Porcelain Glaze fired to Cone 10 Reduction