Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce an exhibition by the artist Do-Ho Suh. This will be Suh's second solo exhibition at Lehmann Maupin.
Do-Ho Suh's exhibition investigates the notion of space molded by his experience of relocating from Korea to the United States in his late twenties. This experience motivates the artist's exploration of the movability of space. Particularly interested in the area that surrounds him both physically and metaphorically, Suh defines space as transportable. Asking questions such as "What is the size of personal space?," "How much space do I and can I carry with myself?" and "What is the space that defines a person or a group of persons?," Suh examines the complexities of personal space.
Using translucent nylon, Suh has created a full-scale replica of his New York apartment, the adjoining corridor and staircase, and the floor of the apartment above his. This expanding project, The Perfect Home II, is an installation in which the visitor, who can walk through the fabric rooms, must examine his or her own individualized space in relation to the piece. The stitched silvery blue-gray apartment, pink corridor and green stairs and floor have a minutely detailed surface, with doorknobs, plumbing, light switches, and other architecturally distinct features painstakingly recreated. The translucent fabric used in the creation of the piece relates to the notion of the permeability of boundaries and space.
Suh was born in 1962 in Seoul, Korea. He received his MFA in sculpture from Yale University and BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has had solo exhibitions at Whitney Museum of America Art at Phillip Morris, the Serpentine Gallery, Seattle Art Museum, and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art among other venues. Suh was also invited to participate in the 49th Venice Biennale. A forthcoming exhibition at the ArtSonje Center in Seoul Korea opens in June 2003. Suh's work is included in numerous museum collections including the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art.