Reconstruction/Reconciliation explores my Korean American bicultural identity. The work mimics traditional Korean architecture, hanok, and wooden furniture, mok-kagu, but is not actually functional nor does it adhere to the rules of traditional Korean design. Instead, the installation offers a strange juxtaposition of Western and Korean styles to create a fantasy space of soft sculpture that reflects the confusion and flexibility resulting from mixing of cultures.
On display at Stamps Gallery
This work is featured as part of Close Encounters: the 2017 Senior Show, unfolding during the month of April in four exhibition sites throughout the city of Ann Arbor: Michigan Theater, Duderstadt Video Studio, the Argus II Building, and the new Stamps Gallery. Each space will host key exhibition events including film/video screenings, live performance, and opening receptions. Check the exhibition page for dates, times and hours.