New Photos Now Available By TAHIRstudio

In an effort to continue to highlight the innovate work of our artists, we would like to share with you a selection of photographs now available from TAHIRstudio.

 

Madame Butterfly (1), photographic print on archival paper, 20 x 30 in / 30 x 40 in.    Edition of 5 prints each.

Madame Butterfly (1), photographic print on archival paper, 20 x 30 in / 30 x 40 in. 

 

Edition of 5 prints each.

Madame Butterfly (2), photographic print on archival paper, 20 x 30 in / 30 x 40 in. 

 

Edition of 5 prints each.

Pop-Up Exhibition of New Paintings by Rim Lee at élu

Kasia Kay Art Projects and élu

cordially invite you to a pop-up exhibition 

of new paintings by Rim Lee

at élu, on view through April 23rd.

Location: élu, 1211 W Webster Ave., Chicago, IL 60614

 

Opening Reception: April 1st, 6-8pm

Father's Law, Oil in Canvas,72 x 60 in., 2015


Rim Lee (b. 1982) has recently won the 2015 Ox-bow Neiman Fellowship. Since 2008 she has exhibited with Kasia Kay Art Projects multiple times in both solo and group shows, as well as in international art fairs. Since 2009 she has exhibited with Korean Eye, an organisation founded by David Ciclitira to promote Korean contemporary art to an international audience. Lee participated in "Korean Eye: Moon Generation" and "Korean Eye: Fantastic Ordinary" at the Saatchi Gallery in London, as well as Korean Eye's 2011-2012 exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design in New York City. In 2010, Lee was nominated for the Perrier-Jouët Award. Her work has been collected worldwide. She is represented by Kasia Kay Art Projects in Chicago, USA. 


élu by Cristina Nicoletti is a multi-channel retail artisanal luxury goods company. It offers unique brands, all "artisanal" in nature, all in the luxury goods category, and all produced in limited quantities. The atmosphere and concept of élu boutiques is focus on handmade, unique, timeless yet modern objects of beautyhttp://elubycn.com/

 

Tina Tahir at the Arte Laguna Prize, Arsenale, Venice, March 19 - April 3, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Tina Tahir’s The Impossible Alignment of two Fragments in close Approximation made it into the Finals for the Arte Laguna Prize in the installation/sculpture category, and will be exhibited at the Arsenale in Venice, Italy, March 19-April 3, 2016.

Arte Laguna Prize is an international art award, aimed at enhancing Contemporary Art. The Prize obtained a medal from the President of the Italian Republic, with the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cà Foscari University of Venice among others. http://www.artelagunaprize.com/archive/10th-edition/finalist-artists

Catalog Text

Drawing on the Gestalt theory’s notion of the “unified whole” and the idea that we frequently perceive separate elements as being joined together, The Impossible Alignment of Two Fragments in Close Approximation is about the contemplation of missing parts, probabilistic fates, destined events, and miscellaneous unknowns, for we rarely see a carpet in its entirety, as often large parts of it are covered by furniture or other, random objects. We thus ought to imagine, or stitch-together, the pattern that’s concealed underneath—filling in the blanks.

These walkable fragments temporarily inhabit and transform the gallery space, while simultaneously conjuring their own disappearance, as they gradually disintegrate under the footsteps of the audience. For gravity alone holds the two together.

To be able to walk on an artwork, to damage it, to even commit art-theft, in the most literal sense, is an attempt to depart from the general “hands-off”-protocol of galleries and museums. Their titles, generated from their geographical GPS coordinates, remain the only existential anchors of their vanished physical appearances.

The Impossible Alignment of Two Fragments in Close Approximation, Spices and Fluorescent Pigments, 2015