Jieun Beth: Innocence in Silence
June 1 – July 7
Opening Reception: Friday, June 1, 7-10pm
Address: 916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2, #101
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12-6pm
Join us on Friday, June 1 for the opening of Innocence in Silence. Our third exhibition of 2018 features Jieun Beth in a solo show guest curated by Oliver Franklin.
Pairing an image of a shirt with an individual’s obituary, Innocence in Silence portrays the traces of a body and the memory of a personhood. Once used as an expression of individuality and a representation of self, the images and descriptions now remain as a relic and history. It is a reminder of the ultimate vacancy of our body, the influence of perception and the idea of an identity to encourage the reflection of one’s intention in life.
Jieun Beth (b. Texas, 1987) was born in the U.S. and grew up in South Korea, Canada, and France; living in twelve different cities and growing up with diverse influences motivated her artistic direction. She graduated with her MFA in Studio Art at the University of Texas at Austin in 2013 and received her BFA in Painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2009. She explores the idea of personal identity and examines the influence of the body, memory and transience of life on the understanding of one’s identity.
Oliver Franklin has curated storytelling experiences in multiple media for over twenty years. Currently the Director of The Elisabet Ney Museum, Franklin has also worked at the Harry Ransom Center, Republic of Texas Museum, the Museum of South Texas and the Texas Historical Foundation.
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