When you look at Bohyun Yoon‘s work, nothing is as it seems: a business suit is plastic, not pinstriped; fully-formed shadows are cast by fragments of figurines; male and female figures combine in a series of sketches. Even his CV reshapes things, making a mandatory stint in the South Korean military a performance piece entitled Two Year Soldier Project – Disguise Myself as a Solder for Two Years, which he completed with postcards advertising the event. “Bohyun Yoon: Embody,” a new solo exhibition opening this week at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, will showcase a selection of the native Korean artist’s work from the last 10 years, some of which draws heavily on glass, which he studied at Tama Art University in Tokyo (BFA, 1999; MFA 2001) and RISD (MFA, 2004). Continue reading
Daily Archives: April 6, 2011
In a major blow to the glass art community in the United Kingdom, the Contemporary Glass Society has lost £50,000 (approximately $85,500 US) in funding from Arts Council England after a decade of steady support. Founded in 1997, CGS’s membership has grown to almost 700 and has become the largest organization of its kind in the country, an accomplishment attributed in part to the financial stability provided by the Art Council’s funding. The future of CGS remains uncertain as it begins looking for other sources of funding to continue its core offerings, particularly member services, the quarterly Glass Network publication, and its Website.