Works by Daniel Kyong, Eunkyung Lee,
In Sun Jang, & Kwang Chan Song
Exhibition Opening Reception & Artist Talks:
Friday, April 7 @ 6:00 pm
On View: April 7 - 28
Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.
2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Join us for the opening of Space, a new exhibition of innovative photography and installation works by four contemporary Korean artists that embraces the real, virtual, and imagined spaces crowding our modern, technology-infused lives. Space comprises 20 perspective-bending works by Daniel Kyong, Eunkyung Lee, In Sun Jang and Kwang Chan Song. Hear the introductory talks and meet the artists at the opening on Friday, April 7 starting at 6pm.
From the ubiquitous computer screen bursting with overlapping windows and tabs, to image editing software and augmented reality games, many of the spaces we inhabit in our daily lives are a blend of real, virtual, and imagined. Each artist featured in Space experiments with these layers of reality, incorporating photography and painting, mixed media installation, transparent overlays, casting, and ultraviolet filters, to express their own unique perspective on the coexistence of past and present, real and imaginary. The otherworldly appearance of simple buildings, landscapes, and objects is not thanks to digital manipulation, but a glitch in our own reality.
Daniel Kyong recreates actual spaces as a fantasy world with a semblance of reality by installing imaginary characters against a real backdrop. Together they tell a story of a place between dreams and reality. Kwang Chan Song shares images of iconic spaces and imagines stories with viewers; but the historical architecture and landscape of palaces in Seoul are reborn with today's stories and people through the mysterious effect of an infrared filter. Eunkyung Lee creates casts of familiar surfaces and angles and then relocates the casting of such common things into a very different place. By contrasting reality and fabrication, she forces viewers to ask, "Which is real and which is fake?" In Sun Jang creates a three-dimensional space by utilizing analog 2D artworks. Historical places in Seoul are expressed as both vivid yellow outlines on a clear vinyl overlay, and as traditional Korean paintings with ink and paper behind.
For more on these artists, see the full announcement on our website.