Studio Gallery is very pleased to present Inhee Yang's solo exhibition 「None and Double」 on 18th December, 2021. In this exhibition, Inhee continues to wander between the virtual and the reality of the painting, exploring the transparent relationship between materials and phenomena by refining and blending the physical properties of water, oil, canvas and other media themselves.
「None and Double」 is not only an overall phenomenon that describes the relationship of things, but also refers to the process of interaction that occurs within subjects that function independently as a constant attraction, collision, and separation. The terms 'None' and 'Double' often appear in pairs as opposites in linguistic symbols. The 'None' serves as an image of the excluded, which presupposes a spatial boundary that excludes the other. The 'Double' is outside this definition and tends to form a solid and closed symbiosis. 'None' and 'Double' deconstructs the concept of the interval of the symbolic pronouns, and produces different relational distances through the interlacing of spaces. Time reflects the different levels of transparency in the change of distance from memory. It is through the different viewing distances and the non-linear narrative that Inhee records the dynamic process of of changing things. The act of the subject is thus returned to the natural phenomenon that is taking place.The works on view in this exhibition are works that Inhee has been making for the past three years in a large mountain in Korea. Living under the influence of the epidemic, in a situation where neighbours are reduced, transportation is difficult, and information exchange is blocked, the mountain becomes the only subject of the living environment. It changes the sequence of life while responding to different reflective paths of observing phenomena. When people walk in nature, they have the desire to talk directly with the "others" such as trees, lakes and rocks, and in the time spent with the things they see, the "others" existing in the environment are constantly loosening. Space and time are not only the mode of existence and inherent properties of the movement of matter, but also the subject of dynamic evolution when the relationship of things changes. At the beginning, when Inhee walked in the mountains, she often observed the changes of air currents and the texture of the soil around her, and after gradually sensing their presence and changes, she could perceive the mimicry of another 'other-fire' in it. In the series The regular size of a day, the watercolour with high fluidity is like the flowing path of airflow between different layers of flame. The different transparent textures of the watercolours penetrate the spatial distances under different light sensations. In the None and Double series, which was completed over a two-year period, the paint is piled up as if it is still in the process of weathering. The borders of the canvas are exposed as blurred but abrupt edges, and Inhee gives time the possibility of its own narrative process in the physical changes of form and texture. The workings of the objects reflect each other in different concentrations of transparency, retracing their own stories in the interplay of time and space.
Nowadays, in the post-epidemic era, we are faced with a severe test of uncertain information, and the fragmentation of information is keyed in a way that constantly breaks down the phenomenon of existence into one information marker after another. When we examine our own relationship with the outside world, we often only see our own reflection in the information database rather than the development process of things. _「None and Double」_builds an undercurrent zone outside the information framework, and when we are in it, we find ourselves in a network of relationships. As the coordinates change, the observed phenomena change, and this process is in a constant state of flux.
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