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VICTORIA JANG

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: APRIL 2017

As a first generation Korean-American, Jang uses her unique cultural perspective in her recent work to explore the ubiquitous family operated beauty supply stores, the proliferation of which became synonymous with Korean American businesses in Black communities. Merging traditional Korean ceramic techniques, Jang morphs abstract sculptural forms into complex tangles of nails. Along with the sculptural winding forms, Jang's humanized landforms tied conceptually to geography explore the interwoven and complex relationship of these two minority communities and businesses that dominated the phenomenon of the beauty supply industry. Jang’s work is a complex weave of expectations and misconceptions of transitioning communities.