Hyun ja Shin - May 2009

Rainbow: after Michael Craig-Martin’s "An Oak Tree"

The window contains glasses filled with rainbow-colored water on a shelf. Through the month, the water will evaporate, leaving colored traces behind, drawing rings on the surface of glasses. The viewers will be able to observe the evaporation process as they travel by the window during the month.

Using An Oak Tree (1973) by Michael Craig-Martin, as the subtitle of the installation, Shin questions the overgrown ideology and over-stretched intellectualism in contemporary art.

Hyun ja Shin received a BA (Honors) in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2004, followed by a MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008.  She currently lives and works in Chicago.