CURATED BY JULIE MCKIM
ART HELIX, BROOKLYN, NY
artists of the SHIM Studio Residency Program:
Annie Bartholomew / Onel Naar / Hyunjung Rhee / Chad Stayrook
SHIM is pleased to present the work of Annie Bartholomew, Onel Naar, Hyunjung Rhee and Chad Stayrook in Pioneer, an exhibition of the inaugural SHIM Studio Residency group, curated by Julie McKim.
The artists in Pioneer question and create from the margins, the in-between places, the outside; either by choice, circumstance or both. They break new ground, purposefully seeking uncomfortable situations and the unfamiliar to look for answers and reveal possibilities. Working across mediums and disciplines, they build machines, create their own version of science, construct exquisite environments that attract and repel, and blend divergent worlds to show the potential in their combination.
Though there is overlap in themes and content, what these artists unequivocally share between each other is the caliber of their work, their dedication to practice, aesthetic execution, and the consistent progress their work exhibits. Annie Bartholomew, Hyunjung Rhee, Onel Naar, and Chad Stayrook were selected from a pool of applicants to form the inaugural group of SHIM’s Studio Residency program, chosen not strictly off of any shared theme, but on the quality of their work and the clarity of their artistic practices. As part of the residency, each artist was provided four weeks of studio space, culminating in an artist talk and the exhibition. For Pioneer, the artists each occupy part of the gallery, creating an installation of a selection of the work the residency made possible.