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Photo from Exhibition Paperscape at Philadelphia Art Alliance

Photo Credit Sun Young Kang & Sarah Lorenz

Sun Young Kang is a book and installation artist whose practice uses ephemeral materials such as paper and light, and mediums are known for both strength and delicacy to explore how antithetical ideas inevitably converge in our existence. Concerned with the philosophical ways in which absence coexists with presence, Kang’s works employ elements such as shadows and vessels and the processes of casting and cutting, all of which rely on the paradoxical interplay of what is there and what is not. As the 2021 UAH Contemporary Art Fellow, Kang has created the installation In Between Presence and Absence, where, among hundreds of hollow paper-cast containers, emptiness—conventionally unsubstantial in art—unexpectedly achieves both visibility and weight.

Sun Young Kang received her MFA in Book Arts-Printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA in 2007, and BFA in Korean Painting from Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea in 2001. Kang’s work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. She is a recipient of numerous awards, including the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYSCA/NYFA) Artist Fellowship in Architecture/ Environmental Structures/ Design and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant Award.

In Between Presence and Absence
Installation by Sun Young Kang

On View:
October 18th - November 10th
UAH Wilson Hall Gallery

Reception and Artist Talk:
Tuesday, November 9th
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
UAH Wilson Hall Lobby & Gallery 
Artist Talk will begin at 6:00 pm in Wilson Hall 168

Visit Sun Young Kang's Online Gallery