Thursday, 16 April 2015

CHUL HYUN AHN & CHERYL GOLDSLEGER at GRIMALDIS GALLERY

LINE OF SITE at Grimaldis Gallery until 23 May.
Horizon #2
Five Hexahedra 2015
Korean artist Chul Hyun Ahn creates sculptures utilizing light, color, and illusion as physical representations of his investigation of infinite space.  Ahn’s interest in the gap between the conscious and subconscious compels him to construct illusionistic environments providing a space for contemplation.  Ahn’s sculpture urges the viewer to consider man’s boundless ability for physical and spiritual travel while exploiting illusions of infinity and the poetics of emptiness.
Removal...Barriers
Open .... Peace, 2015, mixed media on Dura-Lar, 30 x 38 inches
Open Peace
"Goldsleger’s mixed media drawings in “Line of Site” reference military maps from WWI, and are titled after Woodrow Wilson’s “Fourteen Points” outline for peace that led to the final resolution of the war. Now nearly one hundred years after the “war to end all wars”, the world seems to be in a constant state of war from which it seems unable to escape. "
"Space, for me, is an expressive aspect of culture. I agree with Bachelard and believe that the spaces we know and inhabit have as profound an impact on us as we do on them. Space reveals how a society is organized and societal needs. Public space is a key character, the protagonist, in my work. Public places and institutional spaces intrigue me because of their shared communal nature. They are where people gather and interact. For that reason I find them filled with invisible history and tension. It is that sense of timeless existence and the accrual of experiences that I attempt to depict in my work. It serves as a way to delve into ideas about isolation, communication, human interaction and time. Through the depiction of various spaces I question what is real and investigate how we see and understand the world around us. Attributes are not fixed in my work; I attempt to make them fluid and subtle so that a viewer’s experiences affect the understanding of each piece and one’s interpretation can evolve and change over time. My interests range from small details to complex plans and from specific sources to imagined spaces. My paintings and drawings originate from these ideas." Cheryl Goldslegger.


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