Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery is pleased to present ME LOVE YOU LONG TIME, a show by Asian-American women featuring a dual exhibition and a performance piece by Tiger Moon.
ME LOVE YOU LONG TIME plays on notions of Eastern mystique to consider both the objectification and romanticization of ideologies in contemporary consumer culture. The exhibition will include works on paper from an ongoing series by Yoon Kyoung Nam and new works on canvas by Yoonhwa Jang. Chanel Kim and Zopi Kristjanson will perform as emcee duo Tiger Moon at the opening and closing receptions.
In the exhibition, Yoon Kyoung Nam and Yoonhwa Jang’s works are deeply rooted in their Asian American experience. Nam’s vibrant mixed media drawings share the playfulness of South Korean artist Ki-Chang Kim, yet are often accompanied by moody phrases that express unease, homesickness and nostalgia. Jang’s works on canvas convey notions of expectation and identity. Her work borrows iconic symbols from Asian tradition and Western culture and uses these to disguise, protect and obscure the origins of the characters in her narratives.
Borrowing inspiration from the Wu-Tang Clan, Tiger Moon explores the tropes of the gangster and samurai as well as their own Asian and feminine identity. Their act will include an emcee set, with beats produced by Chris Devoe, performed around an installation of ‘hieroglyphed’ scrolls. Within their scrolls and rap lyrics, Kim and Kristjanson wrestle with the ideals of discipline and spirituality versus pleasure and aggression through characters found in Greek and Egyptian iconography. The mobile illustrates Tiger Moon’s ‘Luna-verse’ and uses materials that reflect both waste and industriousness.
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literature Vida Voce
7:00PM - 8:30PM Price: free
The inaugural event in this series of readings by women writers has poetry as its focus. The series embraces all modes of literary expression.
Poets Laura Carter and Sherri Caudell act as hosts.
Gina Myers is the author of Hold It Down (Coconut Books, 2013) and A Model Year (Coconut Books, 2009).
Originally from Saginaw, MI, she now lives in Atlanta, GA.
Molly Brodak is the author of A Little Middle of the Night, winner of the 2009 Iowa Poetry Prize, as well as three chapbooks: Instructions for a Painting (GreenTower, 2007), The Flood (Coconut Books, 2012), and Essay on Parts of the Day (Horse Less Press, 2013). She teaches at Emory University and edits the poetry journal Aesthetix.
Amy Herschleb is a writer living in Atlanta. Her chapbook, Judy Paris, Judy Chicago, is forthcoming from dancing girl press in spring 2014.
Laura Solomon is the author of The Hermit (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011) and two other poetry collections, Blue and Redd Things (UDP, 2007) and Bivouac (Slope Editions, 2002).
Currently she resides in Athens, GA, where she has recently performed and collaborated with the band pacificUV. In addition to writing poetry, making music, teaching, and translating Italian and French, Solomon dabbles in photography and performance projects.