Korean-born, New York-artist based Sung Won Yun's first solo exhibition in Los Angeles titled, “(in)visible traces,” at the Helen J Gallery. Inspired by the various stages of plant growth, this exhibition” features paintings, drawings, and photographs.
From the sprouting of a seed to the development of roots and leaves, a plant's growth is illustrated in her paintings and drawings. Throughout her works, seed-like circular forms appear and these seeds represents the vital, emergent quality of life to the artist. His photographs allude to the same idea but draw specific inspiration from Iceland. When the artist visited the country close to the winter solstice, he captured various geological features unique to the region, such as glaciers, fjords, and permafrosts. And since these sites well preserved their geological past, his photographs captures the sense of timelessness, which are visible throughout his photographic series.
Sung Won Yun (b. 1977, Seoul, Korea; lives and works in New York City) received her first MFA from Sungshin Women’s University, Seoul, Korea, and her second from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in affiliation with Tuft University, Boston, MA. She received her BFA from the University of Suwon, Korea. Her solo exhibitions have been held at Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA; Narthex Gallery, Saint Peter’s Church, New York, NY; Blank Space Gallery, New York, NY; CUNY LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, NY; Merced College Art Gallery, Merced, CA; The Wilson Chael Gallery, Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, MA; KEPCO Gallery, Seoul, Korea; and Asia and Pacific Trade Center, Osaka, Japan. Yun’s work has been shown internationally at numerous group exhibitions. She was the recipient of PLAYA Residency Fellowship in 2017; Cooper Union Artist Residency in 2015; Traveling Scholarship from the School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2012; Helen Wurlitzer Artist Residency Program, New Mexico in 2013; and Terra Sumer Residency, Giverny, France in 2010. She has won several awards including the Yousuf Karsh Prize in Photography in 2010.
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