Exploring the Arts of the Gilded Age + Iowa Artists 2017: Yun Shin

Posted on Saturday, September 2, 2017

In this episode of Radio Art Center the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Crawford chats with film director Michael Maglaras as well as Curator Laura Burkhalter.

Maglaras' new film America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age will be screened at the Art Center as part of the Artists on the Big Screen + Collection Conversation series on Thursday, September 7.

In the second part of the program, Burkhalter discusses the newly opened exhibition Iowa Artists 2017: Yun Shin. Yun Shin’s subtle works on paper are created using repeated tracings of the same shapes, employing carbon paper, pin points, or oil paint stains. The simple grid-like forms and monotone colors lend the work a sense of minimalism, but the personal nature of her patterns—created by repeatedly copying the calligraphy of her father’s signature or patterns of her mother’s knit work—infuse the drawings with a personal tone amplified by the time-consuming nature of her process. The exhibition is on view in the Blank One Gallery through December 3, 2017.

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