review

Absence/Presence
M.Y. Art Prospects 
The New York Art World Magazine
May, 2001
by Merrily Kerr 

This show focuses on how the human body relates to physical spaces, in the absence or intimate presence of unspecified people, on the example of work by three artsists; each of whom utilizes different media.

Kaoru Motomiya¹s Untitiled installation, comprised of over thirty delicate strings covered with shinning beads of resin and ending in organic, egg-like globes, hang from the ceiling over carefully arranged pieces of a broken mirror and black glass. As part of a very different piece, entitled Seven pieces for studio #11 of ISCP, Motomiya made casts from the empty spaces between the floorboards of her studio during a recent residency. In three small sculptures made of leather and clay she reproduces the empty spaces filled by her castes, sewing each closed with colored thread.

from the series "Strip Tease" 

Thomas Chang¹s photographs reveal the interior of empty strip clubs, in non-business hours, thereby "stripping bare" the façade that dim lights, mirrors and loud music create.

Sung-ah Chang delights in the texture of hair. From photographs of her own hair, taken as she lies down, Chang produces large-scale drawings in charcoal in which her face is rarely visible. In Deep Sleeping, she captures waves of hair as they bend, twist, slump and fall during sleep; affecting a uniquely intimate portrait. Each of these artist succeeds in articulating the fragile boundary between private and public space.

 

upcoming shows

Present Tense Biennial

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May 1 - August 23, 2009

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Present Tense Biennial

An exhibition of artwork that focuses on modern Chinese culture by over twenty young, contemporary artists

Curated by Kevin B. Chen

     May 1 - August 23, 2009

     Reception: Saturday, May 2, 2009, 1 to 3pm

Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco

750 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor

Inside the Hilton Hotel between Clay & Washington Streets

San Francisco, CA 94108

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PRESENT TENSE Biennial: Chinese Character

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