Yoonmi Nam: Momentarily
September 16 - Ocotber 29, 2016
Opening reception, September 16, 6-9pm

There is an ever-present, yet always changing still life of a sort that occurs on my kitchen table. The set-ups are brief and temporary – the top of the table becomes a site for staging a take-out dinner, grocery bags, and the daily mail. Quickly, these objects exit the stage and are discarded. However, these disposable objects can also suggest a different sense of time. Immediately after their intended use, they become useless and disposable. But, as materials, they often last longer than their intended lifespans. I am drawn to man-made objects that we surround ourselves with, especially when they subtly suggest a contradicting sense of time that seems both temporary and lasting. In this exhibition titled “Momentarily”, I use objects and their materiality to explore a sense of time and place that is both momentary and timeless.


Yoonmi Nam was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, spending part of her youth in Canada. She received a B.F.A. degree in Printmaking from Hongik University in Seoul, Korea. She moved to America to study at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she received a M.F.A. degree in Painting and Printmaking in 2000. Her work considers the cross-cultural experience and sense of transience throu­gh prints, installations and drawings. Nam uses images of man-made environments and the culture of cut flower arrangements as metaphors to evoke a sense of time that is both fleeting and eternal. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Art at the University of Kansas. http:www.yoonminam.com

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