Mind Out of Time Jayoung Yoon
About the show
Jayoung Yoon’s work represents a cleansing of accumulated memories, both personal and social, through immersion in the physicality of the present. She combines hair sculptures, video, and performance to convey the process of clearing the mind and directing one’s attention into the body, which enables a heightened awareness of the present. Her work blurs the boundaries between artist and viewer, to create an immersive sensual and spiritual experience that encourages the viewer to rethink their own personal awareness.
Jayoung Yoon is a New York-based artist born in Korea. She is a multidisciplinary artist. She has combined hair sculptures, performance, video and photography to create an environment and atmosphere that conveys her concepts of timelessness and perception of being present. Her art 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. She was awarded the Franklin Furnace Grant Fund, 2010. She has attended 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.
Jayoung, Keiko and Yael will create live performances and music during the closing reception. In these performances, they will challenge, re-define, re-iterate, struggle through and perhaps negate or stop the personal and collective experience of Time. They offer an artistic experience in which one can slow down, pause, and in a sense, transcend time. In this way, their performance will become a practice for deepening one’s awareness of the moment.
Curator: Jayoung Yoon
Jul 18 - Aug 17, Tues - Sat| 2 - 7pm
Closing reception Thurs Aug 15 | 5 - 7pm
Yoon's performance in the park between Sixth Ave and Spring St @ 6pm