THE ARCHIVE

On Display Now At Francis Gallery

3 Fountain Buildings, Bath, Somerset, UK

@francisgallery

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https://francisgallery.co/pages/yoon-young-hur

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ABOUT THE ARCHIVE

In the series Hur has created for Francis Gallery, titled "The Archive, each piece takes a traditional form, such as a moon jar or a funerary urn. The milky interior glaze crackles during the firing process, creating a fragile yet dynamic pattern. For Hur, it is reminiscent of an egg hatching, suggesting a sense of "becoming and birthing." The exteriors are unglazed, and reflect the distinctive tones and textures of the surrounding Bath stone. "The raw stoneware is a celebration of the clay's original nature and innate quality," says Hur. "With the exterior left bare and neutral, the viewer is also free to discern the effects of the ever-changing environment in which the object dwells.”

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MOON, MOUNTAIN, CLOUD, RIVER, 2019

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Photography by Rich Stapleton @rvstapleton