Still from Labyrinth video

Still from Labyrinth video

Coop Gallery • Through July 26

In the exhibit Hyeon Jung Kim, The Family Business of Human Element Removal, the artist draws upon her experience at her family’s dry-cleaning business to turn accumulations of hangers, tags, clothing, and other products into an insightful and appealing video and 3D installation.

A first-generation immigrant from Seoul, Korea, Kim was continually exposed to the labor and processes involved in delivering clean, pressed clothing to customers. She writes, “In my art practice, I engage in my own repetitive process with similar intensity towards dirty to clean, removal of waste of objects and materials.”

Hyeon Jung Kim, The Family Business of Human Element Removal will remain on view at Coop Gallery, 75 Arcade. For more information, visit To see more of Kim’s work, visit

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