Union Gallery

The Union Gallery in Teesdale Street is going through a refit at the moment: as well as the exhibition space on the ground floor, a new showroom space is being developed in the basement. Soon-Hak Kwon, a Union regular, specialises in documenting the history of a gallery space by creating ultra-high resolution life-size images of […]

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Soon-Hak Kwon: Everynothing, at Union Gallery

by Events Editor 19 October 2017
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It’s been a while since I last heard of a Korean exhibition at Union Gallery. Was it really as long ago as 2014? And that was also Soon-Hak Kwon. It’ll be nice to see his new work. Soon-Hak Kwon: Everynothing Union Gallery | 94 Teesdale Street | London E2 6PU | 18 October – 4 […]

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Exhibition visit: Korean highlights of London Art Fair 2015

by Philip Gowman 25 February 2015
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This year LKL avoided the crowded opening evening of the London Art Fair, opting for a quieter evening later in the week. It’s something we’ll do in future. There still seem to be waiters wandering round offering free drinks, but with fewer punters around you can actually move between the galleries you want to see […]

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Korean artists at the 2015 London Art Fair

by Events Editor 18 January 2015
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We’ve already posted about the artists being shown by Hanmi Gallery (Projects space, stand 9: Kim Chang-kyum and Mioon) and by CAIS / Skipwiths (Main hall, stand 35: Choi So-young, Chun Kwang-young, Chung Doo-hwa, Kim Ha-young, Lah Sun-young and Park Hyo-jin). In addition to those galleries, Shine Artists (Main hall, stand G25) will be showing […]

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Exhibition visit: Kwon Soonhak at UNION Gallery

by Philip Gowman 13 July 2014
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This is an exhibition whose accompanying essay says it all. So often the blurb which goes with an exhibition is incomprehensible. Union has done it exactly right with this particular essay. The altarpiece which is the subject of the work Ecce Homo is from All Souls Langham Place, where the artist sings in the choir. […]

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Soon Hak Kwon: Truth is in the Detail, at Union Gallery

by Events Editor 3 July 2014
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I somehow can’t believe that this is Soon Hak Kwon’s first solo show in the UK – he has been such a fixture of the Korean art scene over the past few years that I kind of assume he must have had several. Anyway, it’ll be nice to be able to focus on his work […]

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An evening at the London Art Fair 2014

by Philip Gowman 20 January 2014
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London Art Fair can usually be relied upon to show a range of Korean contemporary artists for a number of galleries. This year we’re sure we must have missed some of the artists showing as we didn’t have time to do a trawl of the whole exhibition. Instead we focused on the galleries we knew […]

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Keane’s 3rd Album: the Korean connection

by Philip Gowman 11 April 2013
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A bit of trivia which I picked up when visiting HADA Contemporary’s current mini retrospective of Gwon Osang’s work. Gwon’s Deodorant Type series consists of 3-D sculptures made up of 2-D photographs of his models pasted on to a basic human form and then finished with high-gloss resin. It is the series of work for […]

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High-rise Korean art at NEO Bankside from Choi and Lager

by Philip Gowman 18 December 2012
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2012 has been a year when Korean art has emerged from the sterile white cube of the gallery to be displayed in real-life spaces. From working offices to inhabited domestic settings, it has been a good year for seeing art in places where you can live with and enjoy it on a daily basis rather […]

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White Rain at Union Gallery

by Events Editor 1 June 2012
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It’s been a while since Union Gallery featured a Korean show. Nice to see them back, with two artists who specialise in site-specific work. WHITE RAIN 02/06/2012 – 14/07/2012 ‘WHITE RAIN’ presents a collaborative work by MINAE KIM and SOONHAK KWON. Exhibiting together in the same room, the artists individually approach diverse spatial questions within […]

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Soonhak Kwon in Union Teesdale group show

by Events Editor 4 April 2011
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Soonhak Kwon, who recently participated in the Sasapari exhibition at the Bargehouse, will be at Union Teesdale this month: WALLS Rut Blees Luxemburg, Shane Bradford, Soonhak Kwon and Brian Reed Private View 08/04/11 6-9pm Exhibition dates: 09/04/11 – 08/05/11 UNION is pleased to present Walls – a group exhibition featuring works by Rut Blees Luxemburg, […]

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Korean artists at the 2011 London Art Fair

by Events Editor 18 January 2011
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The annual London Art Fair kicks off tonight in Islington, and as usual you won’t have to look far to find Korean artists represented there. First up, I-MYU, who have been presenting young Korean artists to a London audience since 2007, will be showing the work of Shan Hur. “When I see construction sites in […]

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Kang Eemyun in Union Gallery group show

by Events Editor 7 October 2010
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It’s been a while since Union Gallery had a Korean artist showing, but their current group exhibition features Kang Eemyun. “THE MOUNTAIN WHERE WHALES ONCE LIVED 09/10/10 – 14/11/10 UNION is pleased to announce ‘The Mountain where Whales Once Lived’ a group exhibition with artists Eemyun Kang, Alisa Margolis, Dolly Thompsett and Suling Wang. Eemyun […]

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Cold Cell in the Old Police Station

by Events Editor 14 December 2009
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Notice of an interesting exhibition put on by the Union Gallery. 19 December 2009 – 10 January 2010 UNION at the OLD POLICE STATION, 114 Amersham Street, London SE14 6LG The exhibition will take place in the prison cells and ground floor gallery space of a now disused police station. Like the title already suggests, […]

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A Family in Disguise at Union Teesdale

by Events Editor 2 October 2008
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Notice of an exhibition starting on Saturday at Union Teesdale Street: YU JINYOUNG / A FAMILY IN DISGUISE 4th October – 1st November 2008 Opening hours: contact the gallery for details UNION 94 Teesdale Street London E2 6PU UNION Teesdale Street is pleased to announce the solo exhibition A FAMILY IN DISGUISE by Yu Jinyoung, […]

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Impossible landscapes

by Philip Gowman 7 July 2008
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Recently in London we’ve seen two seemingly very different responses to traditional Korean and Chinese landscape painting. In March we had Lim Taek (임택) at I-MYU; just finished at Union we had Lee Sea-hyun (이세현). Both artists portray the familiar mountains, the occasional ancient pavilion dotting the landscape. But Lim’s mountains are simple blocks of […]

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Union Gallery launches Sea Hyun Lee catalogue

by Events Editor 18 June 2008
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The Union Gallery behind Tate Modern has been showing Sea Hyun Lee’s vivid red landscapes since last month. Katie Kitamura has been beavering away on a catalogue for the exhibition. That’s now ready, giving an opportunity for a mid-show celebration: the catalogue will be launched at an evening event on 26 June, 6:00-9:00pm. The Union’s […]

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