New York-based Korean American artist Sun K. Kwak's canvas is architectural space and her primary medium is black masking tape. Kwak achieves the effect painterly strokes by tearing away the tape from the surfaces of architectural spaces.
The Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University is pleased to present New York-based Korean-American artist Sun K. Kwak’s site-specific permanent art installation, Space Drawing at the Theatre Gallery that liberates the space through the movement of lines to transform it into a new pictorial reality with an opening reception and artist’s talk on Thursday, March 10 at 5:00 PM. Kwak’s mural-like drawings made with black masking tape are affixed to the walls and the pillars of the Theatre Gallery, where the energy and fluidity from the theatrical stage and her artwork meet. Kwak creates textured brush strokes by ripping the tape away from the surface. The drawing marks connect together a dynamic space that breathes and flows.
Artist, Sun K. Kwak states, "Through the pliability and the accessibility of ordinary black masking tape, I aim to designate the lines as an extension of myself. As people step into these three dimensional drawings, their visual perception is expanded to another dimension of time and space.”
Sun K. Kwak received her M.A. from New York University. She has shown her work at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Asian Art Museum, Queens Museum, and the 6th Gwangju Biennale. She received a Pollock Krasner Grant in 2006 and 2011.
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