Our first mission was to convert the first floor of the former Salvation Army building (vacant for more than 5 years) into a pop-up gallery for the noteworthy artist Young Sun Han. Before premiering and winning on Bravo’s Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, Young studied at Goldsmiths College London and later graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Young received a government grant to study new media art in Germany for a year in 2007. He then moved to New Zealand where he curated over 25 exhibitions while running a gallery. He was named one of the country’s top ten emerging artists to watch by the New Zealand Herald’s Canvas magazine. Young’s work has been exhibited and sold around the world from France to Australia, as well as in the United States. Accomplished in photography, installation, and performance art, his style is known to shift with each project. He considers himself as much a philosopher as an artist, and uses art as a way to visually demonstrate his beliefs. Oh, yah…and he lives in Edgewater!