Jul 7th 2020

Rui Sha and Saebom Yang
Floating in a Room of Water
July 7, 2020 – July 31, 2020
Hours: Fridays and Sundays 4-7, and by appointment.

Rui Sha and Saebom Yang explore the physical form of water, presenting sculptural works prompted by elusive personal memories and transformed urban sites. Floating in a Room of Water is an exhibition actualizing a vital aspect of everyday life – access to water – and presenting this intangible material through furniture setting, tile patterns, and kinetic motion.

Rui Sha is an interdisciplinary artist who primarily works in the fields of sculpture and new media. She grew up in Beijing and worked as a furniture designer there before moving to Chicago, where she completed an MFA degree in Art and Technology Studies at the School of Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited in places such as Elastic Art in Chicago, Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, and CICA Museum in Gimpo, Korea. For more information, please visit ruiisa.com.

Saebom Yang is an interdisciplinary artist based in Chicago. Through a space-oriented methodology, her practice is toward the relationship between the changing surroundings/environment and her everyday world as an artist, a citizen, and a living being. Yang earned an MFA in Designed Objects from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2019. Yang has exhibited past work at Wanted Design and as a part of New York Design Week. For more information, please visit saebomyang.com.

Safety – for the run this exhibition, during open hours our staff will be greeting visitors on the sidewalk in front of 1224 W Loyola Ave, and only one visitor (or group traveling together) will be allowed in the space at a time. For everyone’s safety, we ask that you wear a mask if you would like to visit Floating in a Room of Water. The windows and door of the space will be open throughout to improve ventilation, and regular cleaning is taking place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If for any reason you are not comfortable visiting in person but would still like to see the work, we will be releasing documentation early and often, and if you want to video chat with us, we’ll give you a ‘live’ distanced look at the space. For appointments to visit outside of open hours, and for all other considerations, please write to us at art@romansusan.org.

Roman Susan Art Foundation is a nonprofit art space and platform for exhibitions and events in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Roman Susan develops and supports new opportunities to create, display, and experience art. For more info, please visit romansusan.org.

Image: detail of Catching the Moonlight by Rui Sha, courtesy of the artist.

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