This week I interviewed Kathy Yoon. The name of the art exhibition was called “So Many Me’s” and it was located on the Merlino Gallery. Kathy is a 27 year old ceramics major here at CSULB, before she attended school here, she went to Cypress Community College.
When I walked into the room, the first thing I noticed was all the figures. They were characters made out of clay, each showing a different emotion, telling a different story. They were mostly white (or really light grey), which made the little details on them like the paint and yarn really pop out and be noticeable.
The pieces are actually hollow inside and took a lot of effort to make. Each piece took her a few weeks to make and each one represents her. Each figure is an emotion, a memory, or a part of her. Yoon said that she wanted the viewers to relate to the figures as well.
What I thought of when I first saw there were emotions; however, they were all bad emotions. The figures were sad, alone, broken, some looked disillusioned, and all around negative feelings, so this made me think that the artist was trying to convey what a person in depression felt and that those were all the feelings and the room was his/her head. I think they made a great job in showing the emotion while showing that they (the figures) were not people but the emotions themselves. I liked this gallery, it’s on my top 5 for the year so far.