New York- based artist June Kim is best known for her performative photographs and videos of herself and her wolf-like dogs. Kim creates scenes that explore female identity, desire, and beauty. The ever present dogs appear across all types of media in ways that are metaphorical as well as diaristic, and provide a portal to the mythical and primal. Her work has been exhibited internationally, and featured in magazines such as BOMB, Crush Fanzine, Fanzine (by Luis Venegas), and VUU.
Above: Deer Hunter, 2014, archival pigment print, 17 x 22 in
You Are Here is a public installation that was part of the Sea Art Festival Busan Biennale in Busan, South Korea. This work was created in collaboration with artist Che Yeon Park.
“…On the photo side, the mounted photograph of the beach and ocean (in actual size) plays with the idea of reality versus non-reality and memory. The memory of the beach of an 80-year-old resident versus the memory of an 11-year-old. The natural landscape itself does not change, but events surrounding the memory may alter the truth. This compels us to think about whether or not our narcissism has a legitimate place in nature, and how looking into ourselves and our environment shapes our identity." -June Kim