Fall Season kick-off event: September 10
Photographs by Korean-born Yeleen Lee
at Lee Weitzman (233 W Huron)
Reception Friday September 10, 5 – 8 p.m.
Yeleen’s unique “After the Rain” series deals with renewal, the intersection of new and old, the confluence of reality
“After the rain …
As in a time when I can still see the impression of the rain, As in the traces of tears in a cleared world after overwhelming distress, As in a place where the rain and the sun meet, not yet parting from each other, I, who am standing somewhere in between, listen to the stories of both sides:of this world that I see and walk on… and of the vulnerable world that, like the frame called nature, trembles in a faintest breeze…”
Lee was born in Korea in 1979, and has studied and worked in the US. She has been shown in NYC, at Art Chicago, and is in several museum collections.
ArtPrize – Grand Rapids, MI.
Two of PATRAJDAS’ artists, SangSik Hong of Korea and Konrad Winter, of Austria, will compete for a $250,000 cash prize later this month in ArtPrize, a “radically open art event”. Over 1700 artists’ work will be shown in nearly 200 venues in and around the Grand Rapids MI central business district. It’s worth a visit!
SangSik Hong, of Korea, has entered “Five Mouths”, a 5’+ tall sculpture comprised of drinking straws and acrylic. Although several venues competed for his entry, the Grand Rapids Public Museum made the strongest case, offering him the center of the exhibition hall. Hong’s use of drinking straws juxtaposes a weak (yet iconic) material against the message he wishes to convey, which concerns sex, power, and desire.
Fulton Arts Walk
November 5 – 7
SOFA Chicago – Navy Pier
Junbum Park, of Korea, has designed a series of handmade, forged-steel stools and benches based on his relationship with nature – in particular, a tree that he and his friends used to play around … looking forward to visiting that spot years later, he discovered it was gone.