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Between the lines — Work by Jihee Kim, at cueB Gallery

Following on from Jihee Kim’s solo show in St Pancras’s crypt last summer, she now has a solo show down in Brockley, SE4, a quick train ride from London Bridge, opening this Friday.

Between the lines — Work by Jihee Kim

An exhibition curated by Franco la Russa
28th March – 27th April 2014
Private view: Friday 28th March 7pm – 9pm
cueB Gallery | 325 Brockley Road | London | SE4 2QZ |
Monday – Saturday 9am – 4:30pm | Sunday 10am – 4:30pm

Between the Lines graphic

cueB gallery is proud to present Between the lines – work by Jihee Kim. The starting point for this body of work was the artist’s personal relation to academic literature.

Being herself Korean, academic English literature felt uncomfortable and alienating for a non-English reader and student. Cold and intimidating, and with a very formal and non-visual layout, these texts have been incorporated in the artists practice with her own very imagination. Academic books are usually read by students as part of their research. The reading experience is therefore not usually linked to the personal experience of pleasure and emotion. This public literature has been transformed into private texts with drawings.

The collection exemplifies a transition from public to private objects, intimate, and fantastic imaginary universes. By incorporating drawings in these pages, the artist is encouraging the viewer to experience and elaborate an understanding of the text beyond academic reading, as a humorous and playful experience.

cueB Gallery | 325 Brockley Road | London | SE4 2QZ |
Nearest station: Brockley Station
London Overground, Southern trains from/to London Bridge

(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.

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