Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Collette Blanchard | SUNTEK CHUNG | Kingdon Come

SunTek Chung
Kingdom Come
18 November - 10 January, 20, 2010

Opening Reception Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Collette Blanchard Gallery is pleased to present its first gallery exhibition with SunTek Chung, entitled "Kindom Come," on view from November 18, through January 20, 2010.

Neon light sculpture and staged photographs appear with bronze sculptures, all of which, in the specificity of their presentation, are informed and re-contextualized by circumstances dictated by the artist. Leveraging verbal language and mixed mediums, Chung presents narrative works that linger between exhaustive detail and minimalist form. At any juncture within this spectrum, his work presents alternatives to preconceived notions that are never completely lucid, thus requiring incessant interrogation. Adept in his use of color, neon-light and form, Chung seduces the viewer into the essence of his work at once with a combination of references to current happenings and in response, conceptualized fictions. The work of SunTek Chung requires the viewer to abandon the pedantic discourse of cultural affinity and identity in its reconsideration of the misconstrued.

Mr. Chung graduated with an MFA from Yale University in 2002 and participated in Skowhegan School of Painting and Drawing. He has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in locations such as New York, Los Angeles, Canada, Berlin, and Tokyo. Chung's work has been reviewed in ArtForum, the New York Times, Beautiful Decay (cover) and many other prominent publications.

For more information, please contact the galllery at 917.639.3912 or gallery@colletteblanchard.com.


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