Lee Young Ho’s solo exhibition The Eyes of Skin And Other Precipitates will be on view at the Prompt Project from October 10 through November 12.
Lee Young Ho explores the ways in which we experience and remember what is behind or on the surface of things. The objects he is interested in are “temporary existence” that will soon disappear or are in the process of change. This exhibition will feature works that focus on the skin and surface, rather than their backsides, based on his observations of objects that have been deposited by weathering and erosion.
The series of works in the exhibition, ‘Interpèrte’ are made by layering several layers of glue-whiting-rock powder on a traditional Korean paper called jangji, and then drawing with charcoal and black ink on top. As the work is created, it becomes a process of change, with air circulating and shapes penetrating and entangling with the paper. Also, works such as < Nature Naturante > (2019), < Recto Verso > (2020), and < Rayon Vert > (2021), which are derived from research on specific locations, will be exhibited together to provide an overview of the artist’s work.
From October 6 to November 11, ThisWeekendRoom will present To the Edge of Scenery, an exhibition by Adam Boyd, Chaewon Lee, Mevlana Lipp, and Rim Park.
The title ‘To the Edge of Scenery’ is a metaphor for the way the four artists see the world through lenses with different refractive indexes. Each artist perceives nature through their own lens, taking on new textures, thicknesses, and shapes that are concealed in the urban environment and media.
Adam Boyd uses a digital lens, such as a LiDAR scanner, to capture urban and suburban landscapes. Then Boyd prints them and links them to the fabric of various colors and textures. The connected prints and fabrics become a patchwork that reveals irregular seams.
Chaewon Lee brings white creatures into her imaginary space. The scenes in the paintings evoke a surreal sense of familiarity and strangeness.
Mevlana Lipp starts from the common ground that both plants and humans live in connection with various living things. His reliefs depict vines, leaves, and flower buds in blue hues on a dark screen.
Rim Park focuses on biological changes in everyday life, with a particular interest in microorganisms. She cultivates and observes fungi, and creates works between painting and sculpture based on these experiences. Wooden panels with jagged outlines are given delicate curves, and the paper overlaid on the wood is dotted with fungi.
From October 12 to November 11, Gallery BHAK will present Calling, a solo exhibition by Kim Se-joong (b. 1977).
Kim has been painting ancient statues in a hyper-realistic manner, placing them in natural environments unrelated to their original context. Alongside his paintings of ancient statues, Kim has been working with small stones on the beach, and this exhibition will focus on a series of these stones.
The artist considers the stones to be his alter ego and forms a horizontal relationship with them. He travels to various beaches, observing and collecting stones on rainy or stormy days.
For him, stones also become a point of contact between finite humans and infinite nature. In this exhibition, the artist continues his exploration through realistic paintings featuring stones as protagonists, installations of actual stones, and video works.