Opening tonight at CATINCA TABACARU GALLERY in New York, Kang is exhibiting works in her latest show Danger Is In The Neatness Of Identitification with Rwandan artist Duhirwe Rushemeza. The exhibition brings together both artists' unique perspectives on artistic practice and production in the digital age. From the gallery: "Weaving composites of varying time, space and culture, each artist engages in ritualized mark-making that oscillates between the time-honored and the contemporaneous. Kang’s and Rushemeza’s coded forms of memory, communication and self-representation grapple with a modern framework, bridging hybridity and cultural remnants within our digital society."
Originally from Texas, Kang is a multimedia artist whose installations, video work, and textiles have been exhibited throughout the US and recently at the Essl Museum in Vienna, Austria. Kang received her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and currently lives and works in Brooklyn. Utilizing various construction techniques with synthetic and industrial materials, she generates an abstract interlacing of memories involving sociopolitical systems and the mechanization of craft and culture. Often referring to relationships between textiles and electronics, her work highlights absence and the residue of industry, while questioning the process of making and the materiality of experience. She has participated in artist residencies in Texas, Michigan, and Beijing. Kang was the founder and director of the Carousel Space Project, an alternative arts project space in Chicago. She received the ArtSlant Prize 2013 based on her strong body of work and her winning submission Core Memory (2012).
Edra Soto's exhibition, Say Everything, closes this Sunday at Lloyd Dobler Gallery in Chicago. In Say Everything, Soto explores the concept of "commonwealth" and what it means to be in a state of well-being. For the exhibition, Soto created an immersive installation, recreating natural elements—wind, sun, foliage—through artificial devices that make use of both visual and sensorial components. Many of the works in this show are coming with us to Miami, so if you're in Chicago this weekend, be sure to get a sneak peek of what we'll be exhibiting at Aqua Art Miami. You can find us at booth 124!
Born in Puerto Rico, Soto is a Chicago-based artist and educator. She attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she obtained her Masters of Fine Arts in 2000. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and has exhibited nationally and internationally. Recent presentations include: Hyde Park Art Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago, Galeria Agustina Ferreyra in Puerto Rico and Field Projects in New York City. Through a partnership between Alliance of Artists Communities and 3Arts, Soto attended the Robert Rauschenberg Residency program in Captiva, Florida during the month of June, 2014. Soto is the recipient of this year's ArtSlant Prize.
—The ArtSlant Team