Artist in Residence: Won Ju Lim

April 5 - May 1, 2011

The Studio Art Exhibition Program is pleased to present "Untitled Silence", a sculpture and video installation by Dartmouth College spring Artist-in-Residence Won Ju Lim.

Lim was born in Korea in 1968 and received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Woodbury University. She went on to receive her MFA from the Art Center College of Design in 1998. Her works have been featured in numerous solo exhibitions that include the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, Galerie Max Hetzler in Berlin, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Honolulu Academy of Arts, in addition to group shows at the Hammer Museum, the North Miami Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Seoul Museum of Art. Lim currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

Won Ju Lim seeks to define the body's relationship to space, time and memory through the terms of architecture, sculpture and atmosphere. She typically uses found and made objects, and architectural models in conjunction with projected video. In a recent interview she states: "I approach my work with specific formal concerns. I think about materials that create activities when they interact with light. The materials I am attracted to absorb, reflect and transmit direct light, light filtered by film, and video projection. Through these activities, I am interested in producing excess, and thus eventually, creating a fantastical space. Another important formal component of my work is repetition. I often take models of a banal space and repeat them, sometimes hundreds of times, to erase the point of origin. Again through excess, the relationship between the "thing" and mimicry of the "thing" becomes complex."

Won Ju Lim will give a talk on her work on Tuesday, April 5 at 4:30 pm in Loew Auditorium in the Hood Museum of Art. A reception will follow in the Jaffe-Friede Gallery in the Hopkins Center. A demo of the video installation can be viewed online.

Jaffe-Friede Gallery

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