In Between Presence and Absence

Monday, October 18, 2021- November 9, 2021 Multiday event - 23 days

Wilson Hall Gallery


Sun Young Kang is a book and installation artist whose practice uses ephemeral materials such as paper and light, mediums 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 Woman’s University in Seoul, Korea in 2001.  Kang’s work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, and 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. 

Please join us for the Closing Reception and Artist Talk on Tuesday, November 9th, from 4:30pm - 7pm. Artist Talk will begin at 6pm in Wilson Hall 168. Reception will be held in the Wilson Hall Theatre Lobby.

Gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm.

*Mask Required*

For more about the artist visit: Sun Young Kang

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the Arts Endowment supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit to learn more.


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Wilson Hall Gallery

301 Sparkman DriveHuntsville, AL 35899

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