Yoon’s “Structure of Shadow” suggests that our material bodies are so familiar, so universal, as to be intangible – a mob of mixed-up races and genders with indistinguishable limbs and torsos. The substance, then, is in the shadows, in the way a focused light condenses us each into a specific person with personality and proclivity, movement and meaning. We march together in haphazard rhythms as our passing bodies and tenuous identities shape into societies that shift and jumble as the light changes. What is our collective purpose, the focal light that directs our course? How do we structure the world when everything around us is shadow?
(At the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, April 4-May 6, 2011)