Opening Reception 4.6.2017, 6-8pm
usagiと_newyork is pleased to announce Growth, a three-person exhibition inspired by twentieth century philosopher Henry Bergson’s concept of creative evolution. In an inverse of Bergson’s teleological notion of evolution, Growth investigates the ways repetition, rhythm, and unpredictability of material drive artistic creativity.
Exhibiting artists are Dan Lam, Jaz Harold, and Yunjung Kang ー three artists whose work is informed by organic forms and physicality of the human body. Initially non-threatening and inviting to touch, their work explores the themes of dualities of attraction/repulsion, nature/artifice, grotesque, perception of beauty, and sexuality.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Dan Lam holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Arizona State University. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally and featured by New American Paintings, Juxtapoz, ViceCreators, DesignBoom, Maake Magazine, CreativeBloom, and numerous other Internet and print publications.
Jaz Harold is a Tokyo-based artist, designer, and illustrator. Her work has been shown both nationally and internationally, including at the MF Gallery Genova, Destination Art Space, Spring/Break Art Show, and Hankyu Osaka. Jaz’s work has appeared in BeautifulDecay, Juztapoz, Nylon Japan, The Huffington Post, ArtNuveau, and ArtSlant.
Yunjung Kang Yunjung Kang holds MFA degrees in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI. Her work has been shown as solo, two-person and group exhibitions in New York, Philadelphia, Detroit and Seoul, South Korea. Her pieces are included in collections of Lincoln Motor Company, Detroit COBO Center and Rossetti Architecture, Detroit, MI.