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Hyeon Jung Kim

Untitled (patterns)

2012, Dry cleaning tags, paper, 30"w x 18"h

Washing, drying, pressing and delivering customers’ clothes involves a variety of materials and labor patterns. Through my parents’ work, I have been exposed to this from my early adult life until now. In my art practice, I engage in my own repetitive process with similar intensity going from dirty to clean and removing waste, objects and materials. My installations utilize an accumulation of dry cleaning materials that have history and evidence of labor embedded and explore how the physical object can contain the stresses of everyday life as well as the public perception of this type of work—struggling every day in a noisy, tight, boiling and filthy environment in which workers are forced to complete their repetitive tasks under specific systems.

Hyeon Jung Kim - Untitled (patterns)

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.