Project:ARTspace is pleased to present the two person show, Enthusiastic Intimacy, featuring Atlanta artist In Kyoung Chun and South Korea artist Kangnam Cho. This show is Kangnam Cho’s second at Project:ARTspace and In Kyoung Chun’s New York debut. The show’s theme is an empowered perspective on femininity in the context of conflict, and an optimistic view of home for immigrants in contemporary America.
Kangnam Cho’s work joyfully focuses on women taking action happily within their bodies. Her figures radiate energy, showing women of the 21st century who enjoy freedom and daring. They are subjects of love, unselfconciously free of the male gaze, their femininity existing beyond eroticism, and this happiness is vividly expressed in Cho’s work. Her figures are protagonists in their own stories while enjoying their life enthusiastically in the context of conflict and war.
Ms. Chun hopes to inspire people to take action within this troubling sociopolitical climate. Her work depicts, optimistically, private every day life. Her transparent houses juxtapose the safety and stability of home against the vulnerability being an immigrant in contemporary America. Her figures of representative simple forms coupled with familiar objects, particularly life sustaining food, create a special atmosphere of interior space while unpacking some of the most pressing issues in American society today.
Kangnam Cho ( b. 1960, Seoul, Korea) received her BFA from Seoul National University of Technology Fine Art and received an advanced diploma from Hongik University Graduate School of Modern Art. She has lived in Seoul and shown throughout the world for the past twelve years most recently in 2019 in Venice, Italy, and her last show at Project:ARTspace was in 2015.
In Kyoung Chun (b. 1966, Seoul, Korea) received her BA from Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, Korea and her MFA from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. She has shown extensively in Atlanta, most recently at Hathaway Contemporary in Atlanta, Chun’s painting has been included to its permanent collection of High Museum of Art, the City of Atlanta Mayors Office of Cultural Affairs and Fulton County Public Library of Atlanta.