From This Blanket

Calling Back, Calling Forward

Organized in response to themes in Marie Watt’s work, Calling Back, Calling Forward presents an afternoon of programming that extends beyond the artist’s practice to explore personal histories, community engagement, and notions of place and belonging. The afternoon begins with a welcome and place setting, followed by performance and conversation.

Coffee and snacks will be available throughout the day. All programs are free and open to the public. RSVP is encouraged.

Program Schedule

by Jenn Bratovich
Land Orientation,
by KL Mays

From This Blanket

In this collaborative performance inspired by Marie Watt's sculpture Blanket Stories: Great Grandmother, Pandemic, Daybreak (2021), Kyoung eun Kang and sooim lee will explore cultural heritage, memory, and individual and collective experiences. Kang and lee—participants in the curatorial project The Faraway Nearby—will use pitch, breath, movement, and silence to weave a narrative that resonates with themes of family, care, and resilience. Organized by Jiyeon Paik

The Dumbo Projection Project


Conversations will be on view at Goucher College’s Silber Art Gallery in the Sanford J. Ungar Athenaeum from February 8 to May 25, 2024 (extended). This gallery, which is free, open to the public, and accessible to all, is open Thursday through Sunday from noon to 7 p.m.


Mirna Bamieh, Gabo Cambnitzer, Lux Eterna, Bang Geul Han, Adam Golfer, Kyoung eun Kang, Elizabeth Tannie Lewin ("E. Betsy Lewin"), Ellie Lobovits, Katy McCarthy, Helina Metaferia, Mujero, Sunita Prasad, Rachelle Mozman Solano, Katz Tepper, and Gabriela Vainsencher.


Goucher is pleased to present Conversations, a group exhibition featuring the work of 15 artists working in video, film, installation, drawing, and sculpture.

Utilizing a wide range of formats—casual verbal exchange, interview, monologue, letters, redacted or reconstructed words, formal presentation—Conversations is a group exhibition that engages the notion of dialogue in contemporary art. While many artists use human discourse as the centerpiece of their work, others explore conversation more abstractly, engaging an imagined viewer, inanimate object, historical archive, person, or legacy, internet-fueled data, or philosophical entity.

At its core, Conversations asks, in a post-AI, post-social media era of multiplicities, where each individual seeks to hold and own their stories and conversations across and in front of many histories and cultures, where do verbal exchanges exist?

Placed together, the works examine a range of emotions—the power, catharsis, empathy, messiness, discomfort, failure, or vulnerability, to name a few—of engaging complex, nostalgic, or even mundane subjects through language.

This exhibition is curated by Janna Dyk, Goucher’s Director and Curator of Exhibitions, and features artists who Dyk met in or through her community in New York City. Additional assistance was provided by Jared Paolini, Digital Arts & Technology Specialist, Goucher College, and William Demaria.

Goucher College’s Silber Gallery is supported in part by grants from the The Maryland State Arts Council and the Baltimore County Arts Council.

The Faraway Nearby

February 10 – March 10, 2024

Opening reception: Saturday, February 10, 2024, from 6–8pm

Closing performance: Sunday, March 10, 2024, from 12–6pm

Week 1 (February 10–18) – Yasi Alipour and Kyoung eun Kang

Week 2 (February 19–25) – Kyunglim Lee and Jahyun Seo

Week 3 (February 26–March 3) – Bonam Kim and Lu Zhang

Week 4 (March 4-10) – Chang Sujung and Seung-Min Lee

Curated by Jiyeon Paik

Social media campaign by Jiwoo Kim

Poster design by Yeju Choi

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce The Faraway Nearby, a relay exhibition that features the works and exchanges of eight Asian women artists who engaged in a five-month-long dialogue project curated by Jiyeon Paik. Inspired by Rebecca Solnit’s book The Faraway Nearby, the exhibition fosters stories that have resonated across time and bound artists together.

The Faraway Nearby will unfold over the course of four weeks. Each rotation will showcase a different pair of artists. The artists embrace intuition and indeterminacy as part of their creative process and recognize that vulnerability can play a role in forging connection. Their artworks encompass a range of media, including drawings, paintings, sculptures, ceramics, videos, photographs, and performances, and explore themes such as identity, belonging, home, health, and politics. The exhibition will also include archival materials from the artists’ dialogues, which can be found online on the website and on the Instagram account

Week 1: Yasi Alipour and Kyoung eun Kang share their thoughts and experiences on sisterhood, language, and their everyday life through letters, photos, and videos. The two artists braid a scarf's fringe and hair in their respective locations—New York and Jinhae—as a gesture of intimacy and care in Braid (2023), and capture their reunion and dance together in the sculpture garden at MoMA in New York in Dancing with Yasi (2023).

Week 2: Kyunglim Lee and Jahyun Seo, who immigrated to New York around the same time, examine their identities as mothers, Christians, and artists. Lee’s cardboard sculptures and paintings depict her self-portrait as a dented cushion, while Seo’s digital drawings and paintings represent her simultaneous life in Seoul and New York.

Week 3: Bonam Kim and Lu Zhang explore the theme of women’s health through Korean and Chinese herbs. Through works in plaster and ceramic, they share their personal stories of losing family members during the pandemic and finding the meaning of home in different ways.

Week 4: Chang Sujung and Seung-Min Lee will present tote bags that convey their critique of social and political issues. They examine the elitism of the art world, as reflected in the tote bags of prominent events and institutions, and people’s aspiration for social recognition, as manifested in the counterfeit bag market. At the end of the show, Chang and Lee will perform a bag clinic and distribute the remaining bags to the audience.

The Faraway Nearby is a project that explores different ways the process of dialogue might unfold between Asian women artists, engendering feelings of both empathy and solidarity. As Solnit writes, “The task of learning to be free requires learning to hear them, to question them, to pause and hear silence, to name them, and then become a story-teller.” The exhibition invites the audience to join the conversation and witness the stories of the faraway nearby.

The Faraway Nearby is a fiscally sponsored project of New York Foundation for the Arts. The project is supported in part by Seo Culture, and YWS Foundation.

Kyoung eun Kang: Every Morning, Every Evening

The International Studio & Curatorial Program presents Every Morning, Every Evening, an exhibition of work by Ground Floor artist Kyoung Eun Kang. The presentation focuses on one body of the artist’s work exploring the intimate bonds between her and her mother across many miles and one generation. Installed in ISCP’s project space, Every Morning, Every Evening includes a video installation and photographs encompassing various ways the artist has interacted with her mother over the past several years.
The focal point of the installation is Happy Birthday, a work made from a single-channel video embedded in the surface of a low Korean dining table, a gyoja-sang. The video shows clips shot over the last decade of the artist’s mother performing birthday rituals for various family members.
Evolving her own sustained collaborative practice, Kyoung eun Kang draws our attention to very specific experiences that are unique and personal to her alone, but speak volumes about the life-affirming behaviors of nurturing and maternity.

Exhibition runs through Febuary 2, 2023

Opening Reception: Dec 13, 2022, 6–8pm
Open Hours: By appointment Monday–Friday, 10:30am–5:30pm
1040 Metrapolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211