Flickers, a solo exhibition by Eunji Lee (b. 1989), will be on view at Art Centre Art Moment from July 22 to August 9.
Eunji Lee is an artist who explores the characteristics of paper and creates a lumpy structure like “creeper”. By soaking up the paper in water, pasting the pulp, hardening it, and gathering it in layers, the artist discovers the formativeness of paper. The exhibition provides a detailed look at this tendency of the artist’s work.
Flickers is an exhibition about faint and unclear illusions. The artist focuses on the human act of chasing after illusion, making meaning and sometimes even worshiping rocks with impressive appearances. Using paper to create structures, the artist intentionally forms gaps between them to capture the moment when beliefs turn into illusions. In this exhibition, viewers can see many gray pieces that are particularly rock-like. The sculpture, which uses paper to create the shape of a solid rock, evokes new sensations due to the contradiction between the two materials. The sculptures are in tune with the characteristics of the space, suggesting an audience to use the gaps in the exhibitions space. Also, drawings and an essay by the artist extend the exhibition’s narrative of recognizing the fictional world as a place of potential.
This exhibition, which is part of a program for emerging artist ‘Artist Prologue 2023’, will showcase Eunji Lee’s rich world of work.
Museumhead presents square_bi:tjlfhgadfdagggg, a solo exhibition by Soojung Choi (b. 1977), from July 12 to August 12.
Soojung Choi explores the conditions of conventional painting and experiments with way to go beyond them. Through the images on the surface of her paintings, she stimulates memories and narratives beyond the image, and uses threads on the paintings to add a tactile effect. Recently, the artist has been visualizing forest landscapes with exotic plants by using the mechanism of RGB colors and embroidering with threads.
This exhibition can be seen as an extension of her recent work. The exhibition considers painting’s long history of creating illusions out of things whose existence is not obvious and understands the artists work as a new experimentation with this convention. Ten new paintings of the same size are on view in the exhibition, which depict forest landscapes in fluorescent colors. Rather than preoccupied with creating pictorial illusions, these works disturb and unsettle the objects in the paintings, leading the visual experience beyond convention. By deconstructing RGB colors, rearranging them, and embroidering with threads, the artists create new relationships with reality and encourage active viewing.
Scenes from paintings such as ‘mirage’ will allow the viewer to reconsider the traditional relationship between the image and the eye that gazes upon it.
Blurring Scene, a solo exhibition by artist Wonjune Choi (b. 1997), will be on view at Art For Lab from July 20 to August 3. The exhibition is one of the 2023 selected exhibitions of the supporting program for emerging artists organized and sponsored by Gyeonggi-do and the Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation.
Through photography and images, Wonjune Choi pays attention to subjects who have not been the center of attention before. His project < Unfamiliar Stories, Familiar Breaths > from 2014 is an archival work that focuses on the bereaved families, friends, and officials involved in the events following the sinking of MV Sewol disaster. It reveals the artist’s understanding of photography as part of the mourning process.
Blurring Scene is the artist’s first solo exhibition. In this exhibition, we can see the artist’s interest in space. Wonjune imaginatively captures scenes beyond the construction site that have never been seen and no longer exist, hidden by a massive fence. The ‘Object’ series captures materials that were discarded during construction or became part of the building, and then adds a lenticular technique where the form changes or appears three-dimensional depending on the angle of view. The process of perpetuating the temporary and variable nature of construction sites through photography is resonates with the artist’s photographic process of mourning.
Through this exhibition, we will be able to understand the images of construction that deepen the variability of the city through the eyes of a young artist.