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Jaena Kwon: Constellation - The Hidden Dimension

Oct 23 Through Nov 18 | Fri |

Due to the coronavirus, please call to ensure this event is still happening before you leave home.

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New York, NY- Space 776 is pleased to present

Opening Reception: October 23, 6-8 pm Jaena Kwon’s work is concerned with painting components and how painting space is constructed. She treats painting as an image objectified or embedded in physical material. Her works are always solid colors which give more chance to notice differences in surface topography, gradual edge changes, boundaries from layered surfaces, subtle indentations, and textures are used to make the viewer examine the work’s shape and texture closely. The theme of this show

It wasn’t until the pandemic that how we distance ourselves from others became a topic of interest. The way we go about our daily lives and routines were questioned, and something that we could not even see affected our physicality to the point that measures restricting our movements were imposed. This show will also offer a different perspective on the idea of occupying space and how we distance ourselves, focusing on the relationship of our bodies to the artworks. The displayed works of different positions, sizes, and colors are meant to be devices that activate a virtual space for the viewer to navigate.

Jaena Kwon (b. 1986, South Korea) earned her MFA in Painting and Printmaking at Yale University School of Art. Her work incorporates the elements of painting to go beyond the possibility of expanding the pictorial space of the flat surface. In her practice, folding and sanding is a way of expanding the surface and supporting the structure of the painting. Working with wood, light density fiberboard, gesso, acrylic, and pigments, she creates shaped work that achieves a fluid and haptic texture that heighten the logic of dimensions and psychological affect. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues such as The Painting Center, NY; Amy Simon Fine Art, CT; Song Eun Art Space, Seoul; ING Art Project, Seoul and many more.

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Venue: SPACE 776

37-39 Clinton Street Map