DAVID NAMHON KIM | Husk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE > January 23, 2015

DAVID NAMHON KIM
Husk

DAVID NAMHON KIM | HuskDAVID NAMHON KIM, And He Saw The Wings On The Waves (2014)
150 butterfly chrysalises, light, silk organza, red burlap

February 12 – March 20, 2015

Opening Reception:
Saturday, February 14, 6PM – 9PM

Gallery Hours:
Thursday + Friday, 3PM – 8PM
Saturday + Sunday, 12PM – 5PM
Other Days by Appointment

Yellow Peril Gallery is pleased to present “Husk,” an immersive installation and series of sculptural works that arise simultaneously out of biological and digital processes by David Namhon Kim from February 12 – March 20, 2015. The opening reception is Saturday, February 14 from 6PM – 9PM.

Often founded upon interspecies collaboration, David Namhon Kim’s practice is deeply research based and informed by backgrounds in the disciplines of biological science, new media, and fine art. “As a creative practitioner that works with living and digital media, I grapple with what it means to have an interdisciplinary practice that engages art, biology, and technology, and with whether disciplinary distinctions are of value,” he notes.

Continuing the trajectory of his recent work, Kim plans to utilize sculptural and digital elements while collaborating with small nonhuman species to create a dynamic living installation for “Husk” at Yellow Peril. “The immersive aspect of the installation will draw viewers in,” he says, “while the biophilic qualities of living elements will contribute to engagement.” Organisms under consideration for the exhibition include various insects, small fish, plants, and fungi; technology under consideration includes video projection, 3D printing, and other digital fabrication techniques.

The opening reception for “Husk” is Saturday, February 14, from 6PM – 9PM.  The exhibition will be on display until Friday, March 20, 2015. This is Kim’s first solo exhibition at Yellow Peril Gallery.

About David Namhon Kim
A California native, DAVID NAMHON KIM had brief stints on the east coast for work and education before fully relocating to Providence, RI in 2012. With backgrounds in biochemistry, new media, and fine art, he has worked as a research scientist, high school teacher, and adjunct faculty at RISD and Brown University. A graduate of the RISD Digital+Media MFA program, Kim currently manages the RISD Co-Works fabrication lab while also evolving his personal creative practice. For more info about Kim, visit davidnamkim.com.

About Yellow Peril Gallery
Founded in 2011, YELLOW PERIL GALLERY is a contemporary art gallery located at The Plant, a historic mill complex in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island. The Gallery fosters modern art critiques on popular culture and society from emerging, mid-career and established artists in the United States and abroad. Our inventory comprises of works of art from critically-acclaimed artists who have been featured in biennials and museum exhibitions, participated in top tier art fairs and acquired by private collectors worldwide. Artists that we represent share our commitment to social responsibility, and 10% from the sale of all artwork is donated to a charitable organization of the Artists’ choice. For more info about future exhibitions, visit www.yellowperilgallery.com.

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If you’d like more information about this press release, or to schedule an interview with DAVID NAMHON KIM, please contact Vanphouthon Souvannasane at +1 917 655 1497 or via e-mail at van@yellowperilgallery.com.