Robin Kang’s Lady Bits

May 5th, 2013


Robin Kang with inspiration materials in her studio.

Born in Kerrville, Texas, Robin Kang has developed an artistic trajectory that honors her southwestern roots and ventures boldly into the future. My relationship with Robin goes back to 2008, and her practice has developed significantly since then. Over the last several years Robin has participated in artist residencies such as AIR Projects – Beijing, and at Ox-Bow. She has organized art events in Texas, Florida, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and  in her Chicago apartment gallery project, Carousel Space. Her current practice, based in NY, encompasses sculptural brick-laying, stacking plywood, electronic forms, and a practice of weaving. In effect, her art transcends the culturally gendered nature of many forms of work.


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Pretty Power: an up-Hil’ battle

March 8th, 2013

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So, for my day job I work at a reception desk at a high powered capital investment company.  I sit in the lobby across from a large screen television airing CNN all day long.  As I sit at my desk throughout the day, with the television on, my various co-workers pass through the lobby for this meeting or that trip to the kitchen. They glance at the headlines or the image on screen and then send an innocuous comment in my direction: “All these shootings have to stop,” “Looks cold out East,” “My kids won’t stop doing that Harlem Shake.” But the day Hillary Clinton had her hearing in front of the Senate for the Benghazi attacks, the comments I heard as people passed by, from men and women, were: “She’s getting old,” “She’s gained weight,” “She’s looks tired.”


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