Gibson said Kang’s art pieces are a unique representation of SURF, filled with inspiration from the “Ongoing Up-ending” experiences in Lead.
Created in 2019, the SURF Artist-in-Residence program invites artists to create work inspired by SURF, America’s underground science laboratory. The SURF AiR program is a partnership between SURF and Black Hills State University.
“With this exhibition, I attempt to upend the multiple worlds we live in, in order to question: where to enter and exit? I want to tackle the complexity of the world by using digital and real-time experience,” Kang said. “Through my art practice, I want to capture the perpetual transformation of the space that we are living in by straddling the boundaries between figuration and abstraction.”
“When an artist is influenced by place, like Professor Kang is, the work becomes the direct result of the artist’s experience in that place. And there aren’t many places as unique as Sanford Lab,” Gibson said.