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Alumnus to present art exhibition at Trahern Gallery

An Austin Peay State University alumnus, now an art professor in North Carolina, will return to campus later this month to present an art exhibition.

Young Kim (94) will show elemental from Jan. 20-Feb. 8 in the Trahern Gallery. An opening reception will be from 8-9 p.m., Jan. 20.

Also on opening night, Kim will present a talk at 7 p.m. in Trahern, Room 401.

Kim is an assistant professor at Elon (N.C.) University. Previously, he taught for 10 years at West Virginia University in Morgantown.
An Austin Peay State University alumnus, now an art professor in North Carolina, will return to campus later this month to present an art exhibition.

Young Kim ('94) will show “elemental” from Jan. 20-Feb. 8 in the Trahern Gallery. An opening reception will be from 8-9 p.m., Jan. 20.

Also on opening night, Kim will present a talk at 7 p.m. in Trahern, Room 401.

Kim is an assistant professor at Elon (N.C.) University. Previously, he taught for 10 years at West Virginia University in Morgantown.

As an artist, Kim has presented numerous solo and group exhibitions since 1993 throughout the U.S., including Grand Rapids, Mich., Arlington, Va., and Winston-Salem, N.C.

“Young Kim's work quietly examines the nature of our own existence through the making of inherently fragile and temporal art objects and installations,” said Warren Greene, Trahern Gallery director. “Working with elements that have intrinsic history and meaning, in an experimental mode that challenges convention, his work serves as a meditation on time, memory and the state of the human condition.”

Kim earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design from APSU and later a Master of Fine Arts in photography/mixed media from the University of Kentucky.

For more information about Kim's upcoming exhibit, contact the APSU Department of Art by telephone at (931) 221-7333. -- Melony Shemberger