Sunday, April 12, 2009

Jean Shin: Common Threads

On May 1st artist Jean Shin's exhibit, "Common Threads" will open at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Famous for incorporating found objects, and her "one person's trash, is another person's treasure" philosophy. Ms. Shin, who attended school in Bethesda, was commissioned by the museum to create the installation, "Everyday Monuments." The work was inspired by protests and celebrations on the National Mall take form of hundreds of miniature trophies, "...represent all the people who maybe never won trophies or decided not to be sports stars but live their lives through work," says Shin. Along with the debut of "Everyday Monuments," the exhibit will feature 6 other installations by Shin since 2000 including; "Chance City," "Chemical Balance," and "Unraveling."

Below: "Common Threads"

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