DM CONTEMPORARY NYC is pleased to begin the New Year with the video exhibition Youjin Moon: Four Moons, which opens on Friday, January 22nd, 2016 and continues through February 27th, 2016. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and in NYC.
The exhibition features four videos, inspired by, and named after, Jupiter’s four largest moons: Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. The works depict fantastical uninhabited environments and invented moonscapes created by layering video footage of natural or urban scenes (shot by the artist), painting, computer graphics, and still photography. The mixing of media and the use of video layers – fundamental aspects of Youjin Moon’s art process – allow her to bring in tactile and expressive qualities to her digital compositions. Whether evoking the geological formations of Callisto, the fiery lava eruptions on Io, the flowing waters (perhaps from the internal oceans) of Ganymede, or the cool icy crust of Europa, the scenes unfold in a poetic non-linear trajectory weaving reality and fiction. In an interview with the Boston Globe published in April 2015, Youjin Moon is quoted as saying: “If zero is reality and 10 is a fictional invented world, I want to deal with four, five, and six. I want to keep the viewer at the threshold between.”
Youjin Moon is a visual artist currently living and working in Boston. She received MFAs in Painting and Film/Video from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and holds a BFA in Oriental Painting from Hong-Ik University in Seoul, Korea. In the summer of 2014, two of her videos were exhibited at DM CONTEMPORARY in ‘The very hot Summer Show’, which showcased new budding talent. Her work has been screened and exhibited internationally in numerous galleries and film festivals, including New Filmmakers New York at Anthology Film Archives in New York City, EXiS at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, JIHLAVA International Documentary Film Festival in the Czech Republic, and the Brattle Theatre in Boston. She has recently won the Korean EXiS Award at the Seoul International Experimental Film and Video Festival.