do ho suh exhibits large-scale rubbings at lehmann maupin
 
do ho suh exhibits large-scale rubbings at lehmann maupin do ho suh exhibits large-scale rubbings at lehmann maupin
sep 07, 2014

do ho suh exhibits large-scale rubbings at lehmann maupin

do ho suh exhibits large-scale rubbings at lehmann maupin
do ho suh lehmann maupin
rubbing/loving project: apartment a, 348 west 22nd street, new york, ny 10011, usa, 2014
rubbing paper on wooden panels
dimensions variable
courtesy the artist and lehmann maupin, new york and hong kong

 

 

 

do ho suh: drawings
lehmann maupin, new york
september 11th – october 25, 2014

 

 

although primarily known for his room-sized installations that recreate spaces in which he has lived, korean artist do ho suh extends his fascination with the notions of home, displacement and identity through his drawings. lehmann maupin presents an exhibition featuring the range of the artist’s works on paper, including illustrations using pencil, pen, ink, watercolor and thread as well as his large-scale rubbings.

do ho suh: lehmann maupin
rubbing/loving project: apartment a, 348 west 22nd street, new york, ny 10011, usa, 2014
rubbing paper on wooden panels
dimensions variable
courtesy the artist and lehmann maupin, new york and hong kong

 

 

 

a focus of the two-part exhibition is suh’s ‘rubbing/loving project’, a series which sees the painstaking resurrection of physical space onto a paper surface. as part of the creative process, suh covered flat walls and three-dimensional fixtures of the interior and exterior of architectural sites with vellum, and rubbed each surface with colored pencil or graphite. the rubbings create imprints of spaces that hold great personal and cultural significance to him and uncover a particular location’s history and memory.

 

a recreation of the brick and mortar exterior of suh’s former manhattan apartment building is exhibited at the entrance of the gallery’s 540 west 26th street location. on its reverse, the same-colored blue pencil rubbing marks the façade’s interior. suh will display the 1:1 scale replicas of the walls and floor of his abode on lehmann maupin’s own surfaces, suggesting the shedding skin of a place that has great personal and emotional importance.

do ho suh: lehmann maupin
rubbing/loving project: company housing of gwangju theater, 2012
graphite on paper, wooden structure, video monitor and player, speaker
144.88 x 107.48 x 114.96 inches / 368 x 273 x 292 cm
commissioned by gwangju biennale 2012 / courtesy the artist and lehmann maupin, new york and hong kong

 

 

 

on view at the gallery’s chrystie street site, two of suh’s rubbings illustrate his living spaces in gwangju, korea. created in response to his memory of the 1980 ‘gwangju uprising’, these works convey suh’s sense of blindness due to the lack of information about the political conditions. a video documentary of him and his studio team completing the impressions of the company housing of gwangju theater while blindfolded accompanies the work.

do ho suh: lehmann maupin
rubbing/loving project: company housing of gwangju theater, 2012
graphite on paper, wooden structure, video monitor and player, speaker
144.88 x 107.48 x 114.96 inches / 368 x 273 x 292 cm
commissioned by gwangju biennale 2012 / courtesy the artist and lehmann maupin, new york and hong kong

do ho suh: lehmann maupin
rubbing/loving project: dormitory room at gwangju catholic lifelong institute, 2012
colored pencil (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) on paper, wooden structure, video monitor and player and speaker
154.33 x 131.5 x 105.12 inches / 392 x 334 x 267 cm
commissioned by gwangju biennale 2012 /courtesy the artist and lehmann maupin, new york and hong kong

do ho suh: lehmann maupin
rubbing/loving project: dormitory room at gwangju catholic lifelong institute, 2012
colored pencil (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) on paper, wooden structure, video monitor and player and speaker
154.33 x 131.5 x 105.12 inches / 392 x 334 x 267 cm
commissioned by gwangju biennale 2012 /courtesy the artist and lehmann maupin, new york and hong kong

do ho suh: lehmann maupin
blueprint, 2014
thread, cotton, methylcellulose
40 x 60 inches / 101.6 x 152.4 cm — frame: 44.5 x 64.25 inches / 113 x 163.2 cm
courtesy the artist and lehmann maupin, new york and hong kong

do ho suh: lehmann maupin
my country, 2014
thread, cotton, methylcellulose
11.5 x 14.5 inches / 29.2 x 36.8 cm

do ho suh: lehmann maupin
my homes, 2014
thread, cotton, methylcellulose
18 x 24 inches / 29.2 x 36.2 cm — frame: 22 x 28 inches / 55.8 x 77.1 cm

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