Shin-hee Chin Dec 2021
Shin-hee Chin of McPherson, KS, will be the Artist-in-Residence at the Red Barn Studio Museum, Sunday Dec 5 through Sunday, January 30. Chin, originally from South Korea, came to the United States in 1988. She has studied in Korea and the United States. Since 2005, she has taught at Tabor College. Shin-hee Chin quotes, “To sense the invisible and to be able to create it,’ Hans Hoffmann once wrote, ‘that is art.” “His statement illustrates invisibility as an essential component of artistic expression. A series of my work explores the visible form of the invisible such as wind, air, void, and flow of energy, etc.
I sought to create a dialogue between what is seen and what is hidden; solid and fluid; movement and stillness. Here, what appears presents itself from a fundamental source which is unseen.” Of her image, titled “Splendor in the Grass,” she says she utilized thread as the primary medium on a reclaimed quilt and unraveled thread over the surface. Then she stitched it together randomly and repeated this process multiple times. The process of unraveling thread on the quilted top allowed her to execute free and natural movements, a process which echoes the impression of the transient images and fluidity of reality. Shin-hee Chin has made a countless number of such fiber artwork, all carefully created under a seemingly random number of stitches. The Raymer Society’s Artist-in-Residence program is sponsored in part by the Kansas Creative Arts Industry Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information, contact the Red Barn Studio Museum at 785 227-2217 or email@example.com. The museum is open Tues through Fri, 10AM to 5PM and Sat, Sun, 1PM to 5PM and by appt.