Cindy Ji Hye Kim and Keiran Brennan Hinton
NOCTURNE EARSHOT CLOCK ERROR
February 9-26, 2017
MULHERIN is pleased to present NOCTURNE EARSHOT CLOCK ERROR, new works by Cindy Ji Hye Kim and Keiran Brennan-Hinton in a two-person exhibition at our Toronto gallery opening Thursday, February 9th and running until Sunday, February 26th. Both Canadian artists are recent graduates of the prestigious Yale MFA program.
Cindy Ji Hye Kim's recent body of work explores the act of looking performed between the viewer and the image. Playing with pictorial depth and visual symbols through a series of drawings, Kim is interested in stepping in and out of the picture as an observer, a voyeur, and an witness. Kim utilizes the visual language of cartoons to simplify and generalize shapes, reconstructing body parts and objects into instruments of vision and deception. Sight becomes a performative gesture in her work; a silent expression of violence and fantasy that heightens various degrees of power the viewer exercises before an image.
For Keiran Brennan Hinton, painting exists in solitude. Slowing the experience of looking, it becomes a way to practice attention, a way to translate time through observation.....it rewards awareness and self-perception.
In order to see his small paintings, you lean in. Similar to the experience of reading a book, you extend the limits of your self in order to engage with a fiction. It is a moment of intimacy and calm that rewards solitude and introspection. A painting becomes a piece of frozen time, suspended in a moment solidified by the past.
Cindy Ji Hye Kim (b. 1990, South Korea) received her MFA from Yale School of Art in 2016 and BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2013. She has recently exhibited at 6B.ASE (Bronx, NY), Fjord Space (Philadelphia,PA), Field Projects Gallery (New York, NY), YYZ Artists' Outlet (Toronto, ON) and Abrons Art Center (New York, NY). She has participated in residency programs at the Banff Centre, Vermont Studio Center, and Ox-Bow School of Art. Kim currently lives and works in NY.
Born in 1992 in Toronto, Canada, Keiran Brennan Hinton moved to New York in 2010 to complete his BFA in Painting at Pratt Institute and his MFA in Painting at the Yale School of Art. Recent group exhibitions have included Mercury Rising at MULHERIN NEW YORK and Large Works at FRONT Art Space in NEW York. The artist has been awarded the Gloucester Painting Prize and Residency, Yale International Student Scholarship, Outstanding Merit in Painting from Pratt Institute and Presidential Scholarship from Pratt Institute. The artist currently lives and works in New York.