In conjunction with our current exhibition Brand New Heavies, learn how to make moon jars with Alumni Resident Nicholas Oh, who created over 700 ceramic spheres as part of Xaviera Simmons’s 15-foot tall sculptural installation Even in the variations, the division of pleasures help situate us to advocate for (2021).
Date: This one-time in-person workshop meets in the Pioneer Works Garden on Saturday, June 5 from 1-4pm. Social distancing will be in effect.
Audience: Open to all.
Materials: Materials will be supplied.
Nicholas Oh (aka Dave Kim) is a Korean American artist currently working in Brooklyn. Oh focuses on creating objects and installations that deal with race and identity. By creating and destroying clay replicas of Confederate statues, the artist explores changes in the statue’s meaning through time and history. While many believe these statues were built to commemorate fallen soldiers during the Civil War, he looks deeper into their role in oppression and terror. The artist’s ideas start by looking back on his own history and background. (Oh was born in Wisconsin, but spent his early childhood in Korea.) Nicholas Oh is a United States Marine Corps veteran. He received his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, in 2018, after graduating with a BA from San Francisco State University, San Francisco, 2015. Oh’s Residency is supported in part by a partnership with Rhode Island School of Design.
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This program is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.