SUNOK CHUN Freedom February 4, 2017 – April 8, 2017
Opening reception: Saturday, February 4 from 6-8 PM at 33 Herkimer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216.
“I am interested in boxes – both the way that they contain things and the way that they set things free. For me, the freedom of open spaces means the embrace of space as an area that is philosophically full and empty at the same time”.
Welancora Gallery is pleased to present Sunok Chun’s first solo exhibition at our Herkimer Street location. This exhibition explores the way that we define freedom, particularly as it relates to enclosed and open spaces we inhabit; and, more generally, how we navigate the responsibilities and discipline required to maintain freedom.
Freedom seeks to challenge viewers to consider the relationship between they way that we choose to utilize space, and how these choices inform the way that we define and experience freedom. Instead of exploring right or wrong, Chun is interested in the relationship between enclosed space and the space beyond its boundaries. As such, the works in this exhibition are comprised of antithetic elements that describe that relationship – such as geometry and the spontaneous gesture. Chun’s practice establishes a dialogue between rational straight line and atmospheric areas of color with floating, gestural expression.
Sunok Chun was born in Seoul, Korea where she received a BFA from Sung-Shin Women’s University and a MFA in painting from Pratt Institute. Sunok’s works have been exhibited in Germany, Korea, Austria and Japan. Sunok currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Upcoming exhibitions at the gallery include separate solo shows featuring works by Chanel Kennebrew and Aisha T. Bell.
Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday from 12 pm to 7 pm. For additional information and photographic material please contact the gallery at email@example.com.