Jayoung Yoon's Work in Fiberart International's Upcoming 2019 Group Exhibition

Image: The Offering Bowl #3, 2019, detail. Artist's hair, dandelion seed fiber, bird bones, glue
Jayoung Yoon

Jayoung Yoon's Work in Fiberart International's Upcoming 2019 Group Exhibition

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

KHN Alum (2018) Jayoung Yoon's work will be featured in the upcoming Fiberart International 2019.  

Fiberart International 2019
Exhibition Dates: May 31 - August 24, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, May 31st, 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Fiberart Forum: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 9 AM – 3:30 PM

FI2019 will be on view at two locations, and Jayoung's work will be at Contemporary Craft.
   - Contemporary Craft (2100 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222)
   - Brewhouse Association (711 South 21st Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203)
"Fiberart International 2019 (FI2019) is the 23rd in a series of triennial juried exhibitions sponsored by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh. Featuring 57 artworks by established and emerging fiber artists from eight countries and 43 states in the U.S., the exhibition will provide a unique insight into current trends and innovations in the constantly evolving craft field of fiber art." 

From Jayoung's artist statement/more about Jayoung's fiberart work: "My work draws upon the mind-matter phenomenon, exploring our memory, perception and bodily sensations. The primary medium in my work is human hair, a material that is intimately corporeal, tactile, and focuses the viewer’s attention on the body. Hair is also an especially appropriate symbol of remembrance, since it doesn’t decay until long after death. The insubstantial strands of hair are woven into semi-transparent sculptural forms representing thoughts and memories. Video and performance help me to capture physical interaction with the sculptures as a cleansing gesture: invisible thoughts are lifted away from my head or body, and disappear through meditative ritual."

Congratulations, Jayoung Yoon!