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Reception for "상실: Drawings & Sewn Works on Paper" by Katie Yun
Saturday, May 05, 2018, 03:00pm - 05:00pm
 Contact Donna Gates: salmonfalls@megaplanet.com

Katie Yun is both an artist and a chef, and her work explores identity and feelings of otherness.  상실 is comprised of reflections from her time living in the Franklin County area. As a Korean-American queer woman, Yun’s art brings to light the inherent politics of identity. The following quote by author Jenny Zhang captures some of the experience Yun expresses in her art:

“My privileged upbringing and education and linguistic fluency gave me such proximity to whiteness that it stung all the more to still find myself outside of it.”  —Jenny Zhang 

Yun completed her BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in Printmaking from Washington University in St. Louis, along with a double major in Psychology and Brain Sciences. She was awarded the Eda L. and Clarence C. Cushing Memorial Prize in Painting (2016) and the Peter Marcus Prize in Printmaking (2017). Katie’s work has been shown in multiple galleries including the Des Lee Gallery, the Duet Gallery, and the Granite City Art and Design District Gallery in St. Louis. She is currently based in Brooklyn, NY.

Yun’s exhibit can be seen May 4 – July 1, with a reception on Saturday, May 5, 3-5pm. Improvisations on sax by Loren Feinstein. Please join us. For more information, visit www.SalmonFallsGallery.com or call the gallery at 413.625.9833.

Location Salmon Falls Gallery