HEESEOP YOON: HIDE AND SEEK
OZ Arts / 6172 Cockrill Bend Circle February 9, 2017 - March 18, 2017
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday 11am – 5:30pm; Thursday & Friday 11am - 9pm
“Yoon’s staggeringly complex wall drawings…are both captivating and awe-inspiring.”—Dexter Wimberly, Curator, Hanes Art Gallery
Visual artist Heeseop Yoon explores obsessive consumerism within the chaos of clutter. Inspired by photographs of everyday objects – jumbled, piled, stacked and often discarded – Yoon creates a collage of imagery and intricately sketches its outline onto transparent mylar, freehand and without erasing. Through repeated application of thin strips of black tape, Yoon traces over the lines of her drawing creating a visual cacophony that grows to overtake the walls, floors, and sometimes ceilings of the space in which her work is inhabited.
Hide and Seek, commissioned for exhibition in OZ Arts’ Grand Salon and Visual Art Gallery, is a sweeping, site-specific tape drawing installation and a series of small, ink collage drawings. The drawings, ranging in scale from macro to micro, depict assemblages of objects from across the globe, including multiple locations in Nashville from photos taken during Yoon’s site visit in Spring 2016.