Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Lyons Wier Gallery Looks like a fun and clever show.


 Jae Yong Kim "Donut You Ever Forget Me" installation
JAE YONG KIM

"Pop Goes The Donut"

On view through May 14th, 2016
 
Jae Yong Kim's ceramic donut installations elicit an immediate visceral response. In this case, "DONUTS!" Paying tribute to Pop artists past and present with his use of familiar motifs, Kim's unique sculptures have a clear and concise conversation loaded with its own attraction and dialogue begging the question "is the viewer visually consuming a donut, an artwork, or the art world at large?" Kim's work is a caustic comment on the art world's rampant stride towards mass consumerism or possibly a poignant statement about the gluttonous effects of an over-caloric 'art' community or for most viewers simply a sweet treat.  Read more 

A graduate of Hartford Art School (West Hartford, CT) and Cranbrook Academy of Art (Bloomfield Hills, MI), Jae Yong Kim has shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions including the University Gallery, University of Bridgeport, CT, New Space Gallery, Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT, American University Museum, Washington DC, The Waterfall Mansion and Gallery, New York, NY. Kim's work is featured in the collection of the Han Hyang Lim Ceramic Museum in Korea. Jae Yong Kim lives in Korea and New York and works from his studio in Seoul and Jersey City, NJ.


 
"Donut Ever Forget Me" installation (left) and "Donut You Love My Teddy Bear" series (right)

"Donut You Love My Teddy Bear" in pink and blue 


"I Dreamt of Donut Soup" (left) "Pumpkin Spice" (center) and "Buy, Sell, Hold The Donuts" (right)


"Pumpkin Spice Donut: Dot-licious" installation

"I Dreamt of Donut Soup" installation

"Le Petit Donut Soup" series

For more information and availability, please contact:
 
Lyons Wier Gallery
542 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11am-6pm