Chong Gon Byun
A Layer of the #1L

Marie Losier
Byun, Objet Trouvé

Opening Reception: September 17, from 6–10pm
Saturday, September 17–Sunday, November 6, 2011

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The acclaimed mixed-media artist gives found and discarded objects new life by using them to create intricate sculptures that explore the clash between post-industrial civilization and the present consumerist culture.

Travel into Chong Gon Byun’s world through the walls of his residence/studio. Lined with shelves and cabinets overflowing with curious objects of every description, the space itself is a huge installation that also serves as the treasure trove from which the artist constructs his witty and poignant works.

The installation is complemented by the commissioned cinematic portrait Byun, Objet Trouvé by Marie Losier. The short film offers an insightful and whimsical view of Chong Gon Byun’s universe, taking viewers deeper into his fascinating reality/imagination.

“...eccentric, inventive assemblages—a sly amalgam of the sacred, the profane, and the political, the delightfully nonsensical and the soberingly real...”
—Lilly Wei, art critic

This event is part of Fiction & Non-Fiction, one of Crossing the Line 2011's three curatorial program perspectives.

 

Venue
The Invisible Dog
Art Center

51 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Free and open
to the public

Opening Hours
Thu/Fri: 2–7pm
Sat: 1–7pm
Sun: 1–5pm
Tue/Wed by appointment
Mon closed

 

Co-presented with The Invisible Dog Art Center
Supported by Korean Cultural Service New York and AHL Foundation
Image: Chong Gon Byun © Marie Losier

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