Sung "My Girls and Our World"

Van Doren Waxter

poster for Sung "My Girls and Our World"

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This is the artist’s first exhibition in North America. The exhibition will feature large-scale oil paintings made in 2008-2009. Sung’s work concentrates on the female figure whom she presents at first glance as innocent, spindly creatures. The girls are all rosy-cheeked, small-mouthed, wide-eyed and ambiguously young. Sung juxtaposes their femininity- the frailty of their limbs and intricately rendered dresses and hair- with the strength suggested through their intense gazes. The stereotypical idea of a “beautiful girl” rendered in pristine flowing dresses is subverted by their bodies, which are alien and distorted. Sung’s girls are not angelic figures, but formidable young girls, eerily calm and possessing an internal strength in their own world.

[Image: Sung "Grey Flowers" (2009) oil on canvas 79 x 59 in.]



from May 06, 2009 to June 12, 2009



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