February 13 - March 14, 2003

Gallery Korea at the Korean Cultural Center New York
(460 Park Ave. 6th Floor, New York, NY 10022)

Gallery Korea is pleased to announce the presentation of Devices, an exhibition of contemporary sculpture, from February 13 to March 14, 2003. The six artists, in different ways, work with structural apparatus that suggests or manifests functional devices. 

Technology is central to the work of several of these artists: Huang Shih Chieh uses plastic tubing as a conduit for brilliantly colored water in sculptures that combine organic and inorganic materials in a spectacular display and Randy Polumbo explores the potential for high-tech paraphernalia to be recycled into elaborate fantasy machines. Another artist working with electricity, Min Suk Park, makes shadow animations within square boxes affixed to the gallery wall.

In contrast, the basic technology of stitching is used by Ulrike Heydenreich to make quilts with topographical maps of oceans embroidered on their surfaces. These are her “travelgoods” and they are created as comfort devices for the global worker who relocates from continent to continent. Andrea Caruso is concerned with the ways sophisticated technology is applied to developing simple ideas. His round pill-like forms are in fact copies of landmines but here, made out of clay. Dong Won Shin also uses clay to replicate objects, however, her interest is the acutely angled forms of tools and kitchen utensils that she reproduces in porcelain. The structures and forms in this exhibition represent aesthetic devices derived from a variety of technologies. 

Miro Yoon