Carleton University Art Gallery CUAG

Sun K. Kwak: Untying Space_CUAG

Curated by Euijung McGillis

15 January – 29 April 2018

“My drawings are born through the communion between the material and the spiritual, wherein my own self is constantly reflected emptying itself.” - Sun K. Kwak

Untying Space is Kwak’s “Space Drawing” series, which she has been practicing since 1995. Using black masking tape as her primary medium, Kwak reinvigorates and redefines architecturally inert space with rhythmic, expressive and dynamic lines and shapes.  In her first solo exhibition in Canada, the artist will create a site-specific “Space Drawing” in CUAG’s mezzanine space over a two-week period. Kwak aims to reify “new pictorial reality,” reflecting inherent interlocutory elements of the university art gallery as a site of creative encounters.
Kwak currently lives and works in New York City.  She has exhibited internationally including at the Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, (Taichung) and the Korean National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul). 

This exhibition is generously supported by the Korean Cultural Centre and Shurtape.

Supported by the Korean Cultural Centre and Shurtape

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