WK 5 – ARTIST CONVERSATION – YERI HWANG

Artist: Yeri Hwang

Exhibition: Within Us

Media: Engineering, Drawing and Painting

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov East

Yeri Hwang is currently an undergraduate student attending the School of Art’s Studio Art Program. This year is her last year here at CSULB and she  has made an impact showing her artwork in the art gallery this week. Her artwork is based on the interaction with the viewer to show how her art works. Without the interaction, the artwork is not being used and seen at it’s full potential. She explains to us that you have to view the artwork in order in order to understand the story behind it.

When you first take a glance at her exhibit, you notice that the lights are off and there are instructions to each artwork. This is very unique and attracted many people to her exhibit. I also noticed that because the artwork was interactive with people, many people looked at her exhibit compared to the other exhibits. I noticed that she uses many materials and made it work in the end.

This exhibit is a narrative of a world that Yuri created. The viewers are able to experience her world as they interact with the artwork and see how she sees the world. It is very interesting how she made her exhibit interactive and not just a piece of art that anyone can glance at and take no notice. With her way of showing art, it left a mark in my memory and I will always remember her unique artwork.

I liked how this gallery was executed so well. I looked at other galleries and just noticed that the authors put their artwork up one-by-one, but when I went into Yuri’s exhibit, I was fond of how different it was compared to the others. This is why I decided to write about her exhibit because it shows that she spent a lot of time on it and wants us to see how she sees things.

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