Every once in awhile, something so interesting and extraordinary comes along that it has to be shared. Such is the case with the special one-night-only exhibition at Heron Arts in San Francisco on February 25, 2017 debuting New York-based artist June Kim’s installation I Wolf You. Presented by the San Francisco-based arts collective known as Open Color, this is the second quarterly event by the collective and the only time you’ll be able to see and purchase Kim’s latest works.
Kim fashions scenes which delve into female identity, desire, and beauty. The dogs, which are ever-present, appear across all types media in ways that are metaphorical as well as autobiographical. Her inspiration comes from a wide range of artists such as Roger Ballen, Louise Bourgeois, Tracey Emin, Nan Goldin, and Robert Mapplethorpe. She has had work featured on Saatchi Art’s online gallery several times, and in magazines such as BOMB and Crush Fanzine.
“As someone who grew up in a bilingual home, I often encountered miscommunication and frustration, which strengthened my ability to communicate with people without a common language.” -June Kim
About Open Color
Open Color connects emerging artists to both their cities’ established creative communities and the primary demographics fueling the overall local economy (such as the tech sector in San Francisco, the finance sector in New York and the entertainment industry in Los Angeles, among others). The goal is to create a neutral space for three key demographics (established members of the arts community, underground creatives, and business professionals) to organically connect, learn about each other’s work, and subsequently grant the artists who make a city great access to the driving force behind its financial success.
This event takes place on February 25, 2017 at Heron Arts – 7 Heron Street, 94103, from 6-10 p.m.