Love Tooth By Resident Artist Heejin Jang

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PlatteForum is pleased to announce the first resident artist exhibition of the 2016/2017 season. Developed by PlatteForum Resident Artist Heejin Jang, with students from Youth on Record and PlatteForum’s own acclaimed ArtLab program, Love Tooth is a multimedia exhibition that explores the pain of love through experimental video, mural work and sound installation.

Love Tooth (sarangni in Korean) correlates to the American term for wisdom tooth, named as such to reference the time in one's coming of age when one learns the pain that love can bring. Artist Heejin Jang references this notion of the wisdom tooth as a symbol of young creatives who are experiencing love, pain, trouble, curiosity, failure and challenges in their lives.

Beginning in August, Jang led participating students from Youth on Record and ArtLab in a series of sound capture workshops throughout Denver’s La Alma/Lincoln and Five Points neighborhood as the basis for this collaborative, installation-style exhibition.

PlatteForum will host a free, public opening reception for Love Tooth on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 2400 Curtis St. The exhibition will remain open to the public through October 22nd. Gallery hours: Monday - Thursday 12 – 4 p.m. or by appointment.

About the Artist
Originally from South Korea, Heejin Jang is a sound and video artist that currently lives in New York City. Jang transforms ordinary portraits, landscapes and the noise of daily routine into something unusual with her experimental video art and sound performances. Jang re-edits and overlays language, pop-culture phenomenon, fandom and issues of propaganda to capture the moment that the act of audiovisual consumption turns into political positioning
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