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Eddie Kang: Big City Life Loveless

July 8 - August 26, 2016
Installation view: Big City Life - Loveless
Installation view: Big City Life - Loveless
Installation view: Big City Life - Loveless
Installation view: Big City Life - Loveless
Installation view: Big City Life - Loveless
Installation view: Big City Life - Loveless
Installation view: Big City Life - Loveless
Installation view: Big City Life - Loveless
Learning How to Paint, 2016
Ink, acrylic & varnish on canvas
9 x 6 1/4 inches
SGI3248
Big City Life - Manhattan, 2016
Acrylic on wood
53 x 25 1/2 inches
SGI3233
Big City Life - Bubble the Bear, 2016
Acrylic on wood
40 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches
SGI3224
Big City Life - Loveless the Puppy, 2016
Acrylic on wood
40 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches
SGI3228
Big City Life - Rag Doll, 2016
Acrylic on wood
26 1/2 x 12 1/4 inches
SGI3227
Big City Life - Storyteller the Clown, 2016
Acrylic on wood
30 3/4 x 21 inches
SGI3231
Big City Life - Seed the Elf, 2016
Acrylic on wood
33 1/2 x 18 inches
SGI3232
Big City Life - Loveless the Puppy, 2016
Acrylic on wood
16 1/4 x 25 1/2 inches
SGI3226
Big City Life - Between the Moon and New York City, 2016
Acrylic on canvas
11 3/4 inches diameter
SGI3225
Jealousy Over Cool Invitations, 2016
Mixed media on announcement cards, framed
11 x 16 1/2 inches
SGI3241
Jealousy Over Cool Invitations, 2016
Mixed media on announcement cards, framed
11 3/4 x 17 1/2 inches
SGI3242
Jealousy Over Cool Invitations, 2016
Mixed media on announcement cards, framed
10 1/2 x 19 3/4 inches
SGI3243
Jealousy Over Cool Invitations, 2016
Mixed media on announcement cards, framed
13 x 15 1/2 inches
SGI3244
Learning How to Paint, 2016
Ink, acrylic & varnish on canvas
9 x 6 1/4 inches
SGI3249
Learning How to Paint, 2016
Ink, acrylic & varnish on canvas
7 3/4 x 8 inches
SGI3250
Skateboards, 2016
Vinyl transfer on wood skateboard decks
31 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches each
Sandra Gering Inc.
Sandra Gering Inc.
Sandra Gering Inc.
Sandra Gering Inc.

Press Release

SANDRA GERING INC. is pleased to present Big City Life Loveless, an installation of new works by Eddie Kang.

As an urban artist working in an often-overwhelming world of high expectations and exacting pressures, Kang finds inspiration and solace in childhood memories of sincerity, purity and entertainment. The imaginary characters that populate Big City Life Loveless reflect just that: Kang’s ‘happy place’, a world without malice. Kang, a young Korean artist associated with the recent ‘animamix’ movement, has built a reputation on this feel-good theme. His expansive vision includes paintings, sculpture, video, toys, sound & light works and combinations of each. It is not unusual to find stuffed dolls attached to paintings of dolls, for example, or humorous anthropomorphic forests in shopping malls. This variety, an animamix hallmark of sorts, has found footing in a post-Superflat, social media & retail-saturated world, and one that Kang expresses himself in an endearingly unaffected manner. It is the artist’s palliative to a world of adult responsibilities.

Eddie Kang was born in Seoul, Korea and studied fine art, film, animation & video at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI. He has exhibited extensively in Asia, in gallery environments as well as public venues, and has collaborated on installations at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, the Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, the Abbazia di San Gregorio, Venice, the Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam and Times Square, Hong Kong. Big City Life Loveless is Kang’s first one-person exhibition in New York. The artist lives and works in Seoul, Korea. Big City Life Loveless was curated and organized with generous support by Christina Kang/Paradigm Art Company.

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