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YIM Maline: Decomposition, 2016

September 9 - December 16, 2017

South Two Gallery

With her sculptural constructions, Cambodian artist Yim Maline considers an expanded notion of the landscape and its representation. After a year of residencies and travel to diverse ecosystems on four continents, Yim continues to cultivate a deeper consciousness around the tenuous state of the global environment, with her home and country as a core and comparative concern. Growing up amidst civil war and poverty in Cambodia, Yim uses her sculptures to consider the complex effects of this period on the environment, the individual, and the societal structures of today. Her ambitious use of materials, such as anti-precious cardboard, challenges the viewer to study the geography of the sculptural reliefs that reveal ruptures and scars, temperature changes, spills and leakage, clearings and remains, rare hints of new growth.

Yim was born in in 1982 in Battambang, Cambodia, and is a graduate of Phare Ponleu Selpak art school (1995-2003) and received her BFA from École Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Caen la Mer, France (2010). She is represented by SA SA BASSAC gallery in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia.

  • Funded in part by the UW Art Museum Gala Funds

   

Images: 

Left: Yim Maline (Cambodian, b. 1982), Decomposition (Measured) 9, 2016, graphite, charcoal and ink on cardboard, 52 x 67 inches, lent by the artist and SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Right: Yim Maline (Cambodian, b. 1982), Decomposition (Cut) 9, 2016, graphite, charcoal and ink on cardboard, 25 x 28 inches, lent by the artist and SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh, Cambodia


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