A Change is Coming

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Date(s) - 02/04/2022 - 03/12/2022
All Day

Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo)


Opening Reception: February 4, 6-9pm
Exhibition: February 4 – March 12, 2022

A Change is Coming features new and recent print-based artworks by Julia Curran, Kill Joy and Mizin Shin. The included works represent each artist’s personal experience and respond to some of our culture’s greatest challenges. Drawing upon the socio-politically conscious history of printmaking, the artists combine traditional print media with installation, painting, and social practice. This exhibition calls us together to build awareness, honor Mother Nature, uplift Women’s voices, and create a more just, equitable and sustainable world.

Julia Curran is a multi-disciplinary artist with a background in the socio-politically conscious tradition of printmaking. Through her experiences dealing with an auto-immune disease from a young age, she has developed a fascination with what it means to be in touch with one’s body in a disembodied culture, our presumption of agency over flesh, and the interconnected health of our internal and shared environments.

Kill Joy’s work is grounded in honoring the earth and seeking environmental and social justice. Her work is an interpretation of world mythology and a study of ancient symbols. She integrates story telling with calls to global, mental, physical, emotional and spiritual awareness and action.

Born and raised in South Korea, Mizin Shin graduated from Hong-ik University with a B.F.A in Printmaking and received her M.F.A from SUNY at Buffalo. Mizin Shin’s current campaign Use Your Voice #StopAsianHate started in response to rising hate crimes as a way to speak out against racially motivated prejudice and violence. The message is being translated into a variety of languages to engage diverse linguistic communities. 

Images Left>Right: The Tree, (2020) Silkscreen on Paper by Julia Curran / Use Your Voice #StopAsianHate (2021) Blind Embossed Prints by Mizin Shin / Makibaka! by Kill Joy

Learn more about this exhibition at http://www.rochestercontemporary.org/exhibitions/a-change-is-coming/

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