For the month of June the Frank Ratchye Project Space will be virtually showcasing recent works by Studio Artist Kacy Jung. 21 Grams- The Weight of Souls is an ongoing collection of interviews that Jung conducted herself with other artists who have left their previous professions for a career in the arts. 

“I felt like I was completing a puzzle. Each person has different personal history so many have conflict with their family or some have peer pressure or some tell me about their story in their previous job. These stories remind me of how broken this capitalist system is. In interviewing different people I learned a lot about different factors that affect the decision to change careers. It’s not just artist related, but human related.”

Read more about Jung’s work here and view her solo exhibition 21 Grams- The Weight of Souls on Root Division Virtual here on view from June 11 - July 11, 2020.

More about Kacy Jung:
Through photography, performance, and mixed-media sculptures, Kacy Jung investigates the way identity is constructed and reassembled during the process of socialization. Recently, she is focusing on exploring the delusional process, where the capitalist system affects class identity formation and personal decision making. 

The Frank-Ratchye Studio Artist Project Space provides a gallery for Root Division artists to connect and engage in dialogue around the work being made on site, and to exhibit their art to the public. The Project Space is located on our rear mezzanine, and is free and open to the public during gallery hours in conjunction with the current exhibition. This space is made possible with the generous support of Ed Frank and Sarah Ratchye.