In her exhibition, called ?Mother Tongue and Motherhood,? Chin shares her inspiration for the project and the journey of abandoning her mother tongue while becoming a mother simultaneously.
?After 29 years living in Korea, I immigrated to America and I also became a mother,? Chin said. ?It demarcated my life into two stages: having a mother tongue (29 years) and having a motherhood (25 years).
?These two events happened largely at the same time in my life, and I began to see links between the two. Is motherhood a shackle or a wing? Is a mother tongue a yoke or an anchor? It?s these tensions that I seek to explore in this body of work.?
Chin?s artwork has been exhibited worldwide in Japan, China, Paris, Italy and South Korea.
Her work also has been featured in solo exhibits in a variety of Kansas locations, including the Brick Street Gallery in Lindsborg in 2007, Hesston College in 2005, the Sandzen Memorial Gallery at Bethany College in Linds?borg in 2005 and two galleries in McPherson during 2004.
Her exhibits were hosted on the Tabor campus in 2008 and 2005.aMore information regarding her exhibit in Lawrence, including hours of operation, and directions can be found on the Lawrence Arts Center webpage at lawrenceartscenter.org.