Mayfly VI, another in Miss Baik’s exhibition series, came and went over the weekend and enjoyed pleasant weather and an array of eclectic art and music. It should be stated that in every Mayfly exhibition, the venue changes and Miss Baik’s curatorial flexibility transforms any space into a devoted gallery with a welcoming atmosphere.
Mayfly VI was no exception, taking place in the reincarnated our Monster run by local artist Soyoung Hyun.
The new space had a rawness read through the concrete walls and ceiling, a distinct attribute of art spaces in Mullae.
With a unique layout providing plasticity for Doyoung Kim’s minimal installation piece (which allowed for its own unique ecology that then intruded onto the viewer’s space,) a small lofted viewing room for 이경희 ‘s video piece, and plenty of wall space left over for drawings and paintings by 개토, 김예정, 김혜성, 오시영, 유비, 윤유라, 이정은, 이해민, 정주 and work by Miss Baik herself.
Also on view were two additional sculptural installations by 양현경 and 서효은.
Throughout the evening 한석현 worked on his piece “Warm Sculpture,” which was the construction of a greenhouse out of sustainable materials for a single fragrant blooming tree. The piece was equal parts abstract sculpture and performance as viewers were invited to converse or assist the artist during his process.
Later in the evening an experimental jazz band Chinook played a small set within the space. Without the aid of additional audio equipment, Chinook's music blended genres of jazz, ambient, and skat with a minimal vibe. Haunting but sultry vocals aided by stand-up bass and melodic percussion created intoxicating lullabies.
The evening wound down as 한석현 continued to work on his sculpture and part of the crowd departed for Soyoung Hyun’s dive bar Monster Box for notoriously scrumptious food and drinks.