2010.10.22 MUSEUMS & GALLERIESTHE EYE OF PERCEPTION
Trunk Gallery, Sogyeok-dong
To Oct. 26: Artist Debbie Han is holding a solo exhibition at the Trunk Gallery, entitled “The Eye of Perception.” It is the second part of her tour of Germany, Korea, Hong Kong and America. It consists of new work by Han and includes photos and sculptures.
Han’s works ask the age old questions “Who are you?” and “Who am I?” Her main subjects are Greek sculptures, which for her signify the traditional meaning of beauty. Then she distorts them by adding ethnic features - the nose of a Jewish person, lips of an African and the cheek bones of an Asian.
The works are composite photographs consisting of overlapping images of clay sculptures that she made and then photographed. The effect is a subversion of race and ethnicity, showing that each face contains elements of another.
The gallery is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, exit 6
(02) 3210-1233, www.trunkgallery.co.kr
ANSELM REYLE SOLO EXHIBITION
To Nov. 10: The Kukje Gallery is holding the first solo exhibition in Korea by German artist Anselm Reyle.
Reyle departs from German contemporary art forms, centered on image art, to offer a compelling new look at abstraction and themes of hybridity. His distinct style shows through works made from various found objects. The collection comprises one sculpture, one neon-light installation and nine paintings.
The gallery is open Mondays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, exit 5
JOHANNES HEISIG & WALTER EISLER - GERMAN ARTIST BROTHERS
Die Galerie, Cheongdam-dong
To Nov. 21: Die Galerie presents an exhibit by the brothers Johannes Heisig and Walter Eisler, who are showing their works for the first time in Korea.
As the sons of Bernhard Heisig, a renowned artist from the former German Democratic Republic, the two were raised in the artistic environment of the Leipzig School.
Johannes Heisig conveys an expressive and raw visual language in paintings of real scenes that have been manipulated and transformed through months of reworking with the use of over-painting techniques.
The work of Walter Eisler focuses on a formal and intense use of color. He takes structures from around the world and translates them into metaphysical states.
The gallery is open Tuesdays to Fridays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Gangnamgu Office Station, line No. 7, exit 4
*Information is gathered from the galleries and other online sources.