Sook Jin Jo at Black & White Gallery
Former artist-in-residence Sook Jin Jo is showing Shanghai Black at the Black & White Gallery / Project Space in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
The works in the show are inspired by the artist's experience during her 2014 six-month residency in China at The Swatch Art Peace Hotel located in the historic Bund area of Shanghai known for its eclectic blend of architectural styles and the persistent haze that blurs the edges and distinctions of the city, like the misty clouds of a traditional Chinese landscape painting.
"Shanghai Black" is a series of assemblage paintings in Chinese ink, acrylic, and oil on found fragments and plywood. Square and rectangular boards are fitted together like a puzzle and layered with more irregularly-shaped pieces; their mismatched curved edges and projections suggest the competing strata of the city and their uneasy relationships.
Venue: BLACK & WHITE GALLERY / PROJECT SPACE, 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn NY 11206 (United States)
Gallery hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 13:00 to 18:00 and by appointment