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The Willful Subject: Eunha Kim

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dec 09

Mon, Dec 9 2019, 12PM - Fri, Dec 13 2019 5PM View map
151 Hubbell Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Part of event series: Fall 2019 Senior Exhibitions

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Painting and Drawing program

Event description

Eunha Kim was born and raised in South Korea and immigrated to the U.S. in 2004. Having struggled with feelings of displacement, cultural clashing, and disorientation between past and present, she constructs a vivid visual vocabulary portraying anxiety, alienation, and a desire to belong. Humor and joy frees the image from homogeneity. Kim uses traditional Korean masks to represent herself as well as the unknown. The theatricality of the masks accentuates and exaggerates the complexities of humanness. Kim poses thought-provoking and challenging questions regarding race, class, and gender. Adopting the title from Sara Ahmed’s Willful Subjects (2014), Kim claims and celebrates her willfulness to keep her cultural heritage as a Korean.

Image: Eunha Kim, Breathing, 2019. Monotype.

Entry details

CCA Hubbell Street Galleries
Free and open to the public
Reception: Thurs., Dec. 12, 5:30-7:30pm
Gallery hours: Mon.–Fri. noon-5pm; Thurs. noon–7:30pm