Forest of History is an exhibition installation from Myung Gyun, You at the Fountain Gallery from August 18th to September 23rd. It features a site-specific art installation of imposing, abstract sculptures made with dyed newspapers from all over the world. Inspired by nature, the installation asks viewers to consider: their own place in the world, encouraging thought about cultural identity, nationality, and heritage, as constructs within the context of natural phenomena. John Clare spoke to Liz Erlewine, Gallery Coordinator.
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Myung Gyun, You is a sculptor and painter. He was born and raised in the city of Busan, South Korea. He earned his BFA from Busan University and MFA from Tama Art University in Tokyo. He has lived in South Korea, Japan, China, and the United States. Although he began his artistic career as a sculptor, You currently spends most of his time making paintings and creating large-scale installation projects. Myung Gyun, You currently lives in the USA.