I missed Jukhee Kwon’s solo show last year at La Scatola Gallery (now sadly closed), so I’ll be sure to catch her work at October Gallery this winter.
5 December 2013 – 1 February 2014
October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AL
Tel: + 44 (0)20 7242 73670 | www.octobergallery.co.uk
12:30 to 17:30 from Tuesday to Saturday.
October Gallery is pleased to present a new exhibition of works by Jukhee Kwon. This will be her first solo exhibition at October Gallery, London.
Jukhee Kwon creates her magical works, quite literally, from the printed page; using abandoned and disused books, she shreds the pages by hand to create magnificent ‘book sculptures’. These effervescent sculptures, brimming with energy, flow from the books in the form of cascading waterfalls. Each book, thus destroyed, attains to a new existence through this transformational creative process. The artist’s series /fromthebooktothespace/ aims to return the product to its original form – from tree to book, from book to tree; teasing with ideas of destruction and re-creation. In her new work Red Presence, she makes reference to her fragmented memories including her first vivid memory – of the colour red. Cutting each strand, becomes a means to travel the tracks of half-held memories, and retrace those first conscious steps towards the creation of a new life. Born in South Korea, Jukhee is currently living and working in Italy. She studied in Korea and holds an MA from Camberwell College of Arts, London.
(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.