thread, cotton, and methyl cellulose
40 x 30 inches
Drawing, sculpture, and sewing feature prominently in the work of Korean artist Do-Ho Suh, perhaps best known for his room-sized installations of transparent fabric based on spaces in which he has lived. Conduit – one of Suh’s “thread” drawings – conjures notions of identity and memory, ideas that have been central to his work for years. Here, a series of multi-colored figures extend out of the head of a single figure. Suh focuses on the ear and line of sight, suggesting that a single person might be the conduit for the stories, ideas, and histories of many people in a single moment. Suh’s recent solo exhibitions and projects include Home within Home within Home within Home within Home, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul; Do Ho Suh: Perfect Home, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa; In Between, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art; and Fallen Star, Stuart Collection, University of San Diego. In 2001, Suh represented Korea at the Venice Biennale, and he has participated in the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale, the 2010 Liverpool Biennial, and the 2012 Gwangju Biennial. His work is included in numerous museum collections, such as MoMA, New York; Whitney Museum, New York; Guggenheim Museum, New York; LACMA, Los Angeles; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Tate, London. The artist lives and works in New York, London, and Seoul.
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