Sept 6-Oct 4
Opening reception: Thursday Sept 6, 7-11pm.
“Dust wafts through humid air while grainy scenes paint barren trees upon distant proximity. The sun lit horizon cast death over weaved cracked creases rippled like worn crucifixes. Yactac Gallery is pleased to present The Good, The Bad and The Ugly by Eun Kyung Kim (b. 1986). A point-blank reference from Sergio Leone’s 1966 classic The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Kim masterfully borrows and reimagines the final moments of the movie and appropriates its theatrical cinematography into a conceptual playground for her work. Using the climactic event as an entry point, Kim’s paintings take the roles of actors as if forced to perform scripts to be played out, as someone who is good, bad and ugly. Aesthetically one might question the formal qualities of each painting using their own subjectivity whether these qualities actually apply on each work. Perhaps Kim articulates and shuffles the ambiguity and lucidity of painting in relation to the tropes and cliché’s of the western genre. In this instance Eun Kyung Kim transposes us back and forth to the abstraction of physicality,cinema and painting while poking our conviction through the taste of aesthetics at gunpoint.”
Eun Kyung Kim (b.1986, Seoul, South Korea) is a Vancouver based artist working in sculptures, paintings and installations. She received her BFA from the Emily Carr University (2012). She had her first solo show “Oasis in the Desert with Dancing Mummies” at the former Vancouver School of Arts Gallery. This show The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is her first solo exhibition after her graduation degree exhibition.
Gallery hours after the opening:12pm-5pm every Saturdays and Sundays until Oct 5. Artist will sit in the gallery.
“The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” by Eun Kyung Kim is part of SWARM Festival 2012