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Code of Ethics by Hyewon Grigoni

Showing at 21c Durham On display from March 2022 - September 2022
  • The Swimmer, 2021, Acrylic, graphite on canvas

  • Code of Ethics, 2022, Acrylic on canvas

  • Precious Child / The Only Adult Here is The Dog, 2022, Acrylic, graphite on canvas

About the Exhibition

Code of Ethics explores the inherent values children share – the codes by which they play, behave, observe, and celebrate – and how these codes eventually evolve and devolve into more complicated systems with time.

We were all once kids, yet the tension between our supposed regard for children, and our actual treatment of future generations, and all biology, is often counterproductive at best.

The artworks in this exhibition address the possibility of taking that young confidence in what is fair, what is right, what is good, seriously enough that we might reflect and improve the ways in which we inter-react with the world around us, at all ages.

– Hyewon Grigoni, Artist

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Hyewon Grigoni is a Durham-based artist who has engaged in a variety of creative practices since childhood. Lately, she focuses on painting, dioramas, and motherhood. Currently, Hyewon works in research ethics at one of the local universities, but hopes to return to painting and teaching the arts full-time in the future.

Hyewon believes that art, like good writing or good religion, can comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The artist hopes Code of Ethics will achieve a little of both in equal measure.

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