From August 9 to September 11, Perigee Gallery will present Three Yesterday Nights, an exhibition by Goyoson, Kim Sangso, and Jeong Juwon.
The exhibition focuses on the ways in which art meets narrative. To do so, the exhibition highlights the state of “writing” that coincides with art becoming a realm of “reading”. Also, it borrows the narrative structure of Jorge Luis Borges’s collection of short stories Ficciones (1944), in which the narrative branches off into multiple stories. Artists Goyoson, Kim Sangso, and Jeong Juwon diverge and meet in the exhibition, focusing on their own narratives. Goyoson takes his solo exhibition, Michel (Alterside, 2021), and makes a new performance, <MICHEL 2: Ink and love backup> (2023), as a sequel to Michel ‘s narrative. Drawing on Anne Carson’s novel Autobiography of Red (1998), which rewrites the story of Herakles and Geryon, Kim Sangso deconstructs and reassembles the character of Herakles and Geryon. Through ceramics and paintings, Jeong Juwon rewrites the stories of what she saw and the people she met during her travels in Mongolia.
Each story unfolds in one exhibition space, freely colliding and scattering to generate a new narrative in the form of an exhibition.
Jeon bobae’s solo exhibition 3202 will be held at RAINBOWCUBE from August 11 to 27.
Jeon’s work has been exploring the space or starting her own work from the work of other artists. In her solo exhibition NOONCHINAE at SeMA Storage in 2021, she started with the dog ‘Noonchi’ from Kim Beom’s artist book Nunchi (2010). Also, in her solo exhibition Juheon Lee at the exhibition space O’NEWWALL E’JUHEON in 2022, she explored space, focusing on her love for exhibition spaces and the changes surrounding them.
In this exhibition, the two tendencies seem to be blended and expanded upon. According to the preface, the exhibition is the artist’s view of the city. Upon entering the space, the first thing you see is a pink basin and a bottle of Samdasoo. These objects are not taken directly from everyday life as they are, but the material of the basin has been changed to isopink, and the bottle has been recreated in the same form as the original object through 3D printing. In addition, there are several rubber bands on soap holders or ceramic versions of sidewalk blocks leaning against the wall. The idea is to reverse the value of common urban objects by repurposing them or taking the time to by changing the material or taking the time to recreate them.
In this exhibition, viewers can see how the artist uses sculpture and installation as her medium to change the materials and processes of familiar objects.
Chang Hyun Lee (b. 1997)’s solo exhibition Vanitas will be on view at Shower from August 5 to 27.
Working as a dressmaker and artist, Lee examines the fashion industry and history, viewing clothing as a product of labor and rethinking our relationship with it.
In this exhibition, the artist discusses the temporality of modern clothing and the symbolism of labor derived from clothing. The artist focuses on the fact that clothing outlasts the body, and then depicts the life of clothing as it loses its context and becomes a mere object over time. In <Fashion, Industry – Embroidery reconstruction of a man’s waistcoat ca. 1770’s> (2020), the artist reconstructs the embroidery of a 1770s men’s waistcoat, showing how the dress has lost its splendor. Meanwhile, the artist recognizes that clothing records the bodies of both the wearer and the dressmaker. He says that the clothes that are produced and worn through many skins are the products of labor, confirming the importance of labor. In the exhibition, the relationship between clothing and the body is reinterpreted this way through the drawings of suits.
The works on exhibition – paintings on the floor, frames on the walls, and dresses- are mostly made of fabric. The off-white fabric flutters throughout the exhibition, inviting visitors to re-read the context of clothing and reflect on its aesthetic value.