Apr 28th 2010

Eun Hyung Kim, Andy Moore and Erin Cosgrove

@ Gallery 400

400 S Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60607

Opening Wednesday, April 28th, from 5PM - 8PM

On view through Saturday, June 12th

In Eun Hyung Kim‘s dense floor to ceiling wall drawings, drawing covered paper objects and animated video, myriad black and white cartoon scenes collide. Simplified figures, often reduced to a head or face, populate allegorical tableaus of tumult, connection, confrontation, and fantasy.

John’s Luv is a nearly 1,000 page handwritten and painted book, complete with 4 x 11 foot foldout painting. Alternately fiction, diary, mise-en-scene and metanarrative, this illustrated tale follows John’s attempt to love better and more deeply those around him. Begun in 2003, this massive undertaking pursues answers to Andy Moore’s unremitting ambiguities and doubts relative to community, God, love and daily life.

Structured on the seven deadly sins and inspired by the 11th century Bayeaux Tapestry, What Manner of Person Art Thou? is a 65-minute animated video that relates the twisted tale of two anachronistic believers who dispense violent justice on those they deem to be evildoers. It darkly allegorizes the hazards of morality and the corruption of modern life. Erin Cosgrove is an artist and writer who uses video, animation, books, painting, scrolls, timelines, installation and performance.

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