HUB-Robeson Galleries presents the DREAMS exhibition with an artist talk on November 14

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania – HUB-Robeson Galleries presents DREAMS, an exhibition of film performances, ceramic sculptures and installations by New York artist duo AYDO (A young Yu & Nicholas Oh). DREAMS will be presented at the HUB gallery from November 11 to March 5. The artists will speak from 3-4 p.m. on November 14 at the Palmer Lipton Auditorium as part of the School of Visual Arts John M. Anderson Endowed Conference. Series. The talk will be followed by a reception celebrating their work from 5-7pm at the HUB Gallery, HUB-Robeson Center. Both events are open to everyone.

DREAMS explores ancestral and personal dreams through sculptural and video installations. Ancestral dreams refer to the experiences of the artists’ ancestors, which they evoke and ponder through ritual-based spiritual practices centered on themes of generational trauma, family and diaspora.

Through performance-based film and site-specific installation, AYDO reimagines Korean folklore and pre-colonial spiritual practices to reflect personal and Asian American perspectives. They are not faithful to the historical canon and transgress older traditions, regenerating them in diasporic contexts through methods of disruption and transformation. Performances are filmed in spaces ranging from ritual spaces and temples to sites of colonization and ongoing political tension, from defaced buildings and unmarked graves to immersive studio-constructed environments. They activate these spaces by distilling narratives and visual cues from our heritage and, through processes of reimagining, create new stories. New stories explore themes of race, Western imperialism, gender, sexuality and migration.

Nicholas Oh received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has been named artist-in-residence at Pioneer Works, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Sculpture Space, and Shigaraki Cultural Park. He has also taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, Bennington College, Sacramento State University and Oxfordshire Arts.

A young Yu earned her MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University. She received the Bronx Museum of the Arts: Artist in the Marketplace Fellowship; AHL-T&W Foundation Gold Award, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Individual Artist Fellowship and was nominated for the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship.

For more information about this exhibit and others, contact HUB-Robeson Galleries at (814) 865-2563, or visit studentaffairs.psu.edu/hub/art-galleries. Visits from classes, student organizations and offices to the gallery are welcome. Email [email protected] with any inquiries. Stay up to date with HUB-Robeson Galleries by signing up to the mailing list or following @hubrobesongalleries on Instagram.

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