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21 Grams: The Weight of Souls by Kacy Jung

Sep 30–Feb 5, 2023

The Gallery

In her solo exhibition in The Gallery at Saint Kate, Kacy Jung grapples with how our cultural identity and personhood can be molded, expanded, and contracted by economic systems. Her sculptural series, 21 Grams: The Weight of Souls, taps into our creative potential as humans by exploring and exposing our inherent vulnerabilities.

She notes, “through photography and mixed-media sculpture, I investigate the way identity is constructed and reassembled during socialization.” She views the subject of her work as “often intertwining with the manipulative nature of the capitalist system” and “the immigrant experience in the USA.”

“The combination of digital photography, the softness, mesh-like fabric, and resin creates a novel visual language that not only represents this distorted world but also reflects the downside of specialization and alienation on a personal level.”

Learn more and follow the artist’s process at

Artist Bio

Kacy Jung is a Taiwanese visual artist based in San Francisco. Before she began her journey in art, she had been working in biomedical science for many years when she decided to walk out of the lab to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an artist.

Since then, through photography, photo sculpture, and performance, she continuously investigates the ways in which culture is shaped by capitalism and explores the idea of existentialism within the late capitalism era.

Kacy's works have been shown/awarded internationally. She is the acceptant of the Harlan Jackson Diversity Scholarship from the San Francisco Art Institute and Headlands Center for the Affiliate Artist Program. Her works have been shown at Berkeley Art Museum, De Young Museum in California, Hastings College in Nebraska, and multiple galleries and private collections in the USA and Taiwan.

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