Sep 8th 2017

Tk Suh: Vertigo Through the Night

@ gallery no one

1579 N Milwaukee Ave, Room 303, Chicago, IL 60622

Opening Friday, September 8th, from 6 PM - 8 PM

On view through Saturday, September 30th

The exhibition, Vertigo Through the Night, shows works illustrate different nighttime playground scenes. The works depict multiple figures expressing different actions and emotions, and the different narrations such as riding a swing and killing ants require visual interpretations from the viewers. These interactions through the figurations and narratives place the viewers inside my nighttime playground fantasy. However, the works also display violence and sexuality and put the viewers into an uncomfortable position. Swing of the Medusa shows an act of cannibalism inspired by Delacroix’s painting, Raft of the Medusa, and one of the characters in Ant Killer dismembered his own leg to kill the ants. These presented abnormalities will alienate the viewers from the scenes Suh has presented, and the viewers will be both repulsed and entranced like the bystanders spinning on a roundabout. Therefore, the exhibition will present the Vertigo Through the Night.

The placement of works in the gallery increases the feeling of vertigo. Consequently, a resonance between the space and work will absorb the viewers inside of Suh’s fantasy, and imprisoned viewers will not observe but experience the exhibition. Moreover, this differentiation will demonstrate the novel way for conventional mediums to be developed in the contemporary art scene.

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