Thursday 7th Feb 2019
– Tuesday 9th Apr 2019
Opening Party, 7 Feb.: 5 – 9pm
Gallery Hours: M – F, 11am – 6pm
Put on by Civilization
With a background in graphic design, Na Kim creates expansive work that freely traverses the edge between fine art and design. By doing away with pre-existing rules and symbolic meanings, she studies the essential elements in form, rearranging it based on its geometric standards. In her work, the formal elements of graphic design are transformed into the formal language of fine art. She presents ongoing experiments with new forms and content that transcend the boundaries that exist between contemporary art and design.
The ongoing series titled SET, was first shown as a solo exhibition in New York in 2015. In SET, a collection of past works dating from 2006 to 2015 were presented. The book with the eponymous title functions as a catalog and an exhibition plan. In the SET series, the contents of the catalog are installed in the exhibition space, where either past commissions or studio works are collectively shown regardless of their production year, medium, or context. They are imbued with a new order based on visual elements from each component.
The installment of SET v.15 in Non-Breaking Space is a showcase of selective works. As the title came from Na Kim’s early solo show, Found Abstracts in 2011, Extended Abstracts connects the on-going series, SET with another layer. The general process of SET has been an abstraction of collective works, but in this version the installation will be represented with original works in the space.
Limited edition products will be available for sale.