Yina Kim Art Show Coming To Rare Device

Rare Device is at it again with another local artist exhibition opening soon. This time around the shop welcomes the work of artist Yina Kim, a Korean-born and California-raised illustrator whose charming images have graced the pages of Lucky Peach, Vice Magazine and more. 

Rare Device's event page has more on what the show entails:

Slowly Rewind is a two part illustrated study of artist Yina's curiosity of people. 12 Units, a story based series is a semi fictional voyeuristic observation of her apartment tenants living in San Francisco. The ongoing portrait series is a reinterpreted images of found portraits. By incorporating her own story and memories into each character, it creates a relationship and conveys familiarity to the unknown. 

We chatted with Yina briefly about her found photo series. "Those are based on real photos that I reincorporated into new images," she told us. "I found these photos at this store, really old black and white photos, and I added my own story and my own ideas when I recreated them. I've always been interested in drawing people."

The show goes up Monday and lasts through June 30, and there'll be an opening reception on Friday, June 6 that will include drinks and refreshments from 6pm-8pm. Original illustrations and Yina's 12 Units zines will be available in-store and online starting Monday.

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