SookoonWeb

April 25 – July 3, 2013
Opening: Thursday, April 25, 6pm

ParisScope is currently hosted by MIXED GREENS:
531 WEST 26TH STREET, FIRST FLOOR, NEW YORK

Nothing could be more familiar than love. Nothing else eludes us so completely.” – Jeanette Winterson

Sookoon Ang returns to Projective City with an immense solo project. Utilizing the unique exhibition space to its full potential, Ang has transformed her typically quite small and delicate sculpture into a colossal new experience.

A loaf of bread, banal and dull, grows ever older in the middle of the gallery. As it ages, its inner forces slowly begin to transform it: We’re all familiar with phenomena of mold. Yet here the bread has instead produced a crystal, an immense crystalline structure, the clean chemical opposite of a mold spore. This juxtaposition of the simple and familiar with the strange and beautiful is complicated further by the bread’s fundamental importance as a source of sustenance and the crystals’ relative lack of utility. Elegant and poetic, Ang gently blows of spark of natural wonder into the necessary breadness of life, encouraging us, perhaps, to think that not all oldies are moldies, and that our daily magic is just as important as our daily bread. Taken in conjunction with the works’ title, the piece is even more potent. As Winterson reminds us, love IS both familiar and elusive, banal and brilliant, necessary and superfluous. Or put another way, hard to gain and hard to hold.

Sookoon Ang has exhibited very widely throughout Europe, Asia, and the US, most recently in Art Incubator 4 in Singapore and “Absurdistan” at OV Gallery in Shanghai. She has participated in residencies around the world, including the ISCP, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Changdong National Art Studio in Seoul. She currently bakes her bread in both Singapore and Brussels.

Work by Sookoon Ang  part of Paris-Scope at Mixed Greens