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Group show with Commonwealth and Council. Image by Jeremy Haik

Installation View of Group Show with Commonwealth and Council. Image by Jeremy Haik.

Group show with Commonwealth and Council. Image by Jeremy Haik

Installation View of Group Show with Commonwealth and Council. Image by Jeremy Haik.

Group show with Commonwealth and Council. Image by Jeremy Haik

Installation View of Group Show with Commonwealth and Council. Image by Jeremy Haik.

Group show with Commonwealth and Council. Image by Jeremy Haik

Installation View of Group Show with Commonwealth and Council. Image by Jeremy Haik.

Group show with Commonwealth and Council. Image by Jeremy Haik

Installation View of Group Show with Commonwealth and Council. Image by Jeremy Haik.

Group show with Commonwealth and Council. Image by Jeremy Haik

Installation View of Group Show with Commonwealth and Council. Image by Jeremy Haik.

Group show with Commonwealth and Council. Image by Jeremy Haik

Installation View of Group Show with Commonwealth and Council. Image by Jeremy Haik.

Press Release

Opening Reception: Thursday, 28 June 2018 | 6 – 8 PM

Tina Kim Gallery is pleased to present a summer group exhibition organized in collaboration with Los Angeles-based gallery Commonwealth and Council. On view June 28–August 3, 2018, the exhibition showcases works by 11 artists working in LA, who celebrate their manifold identities and experiences through the shared dialogue of art.

Works by Carolina Caycedo, Clarissa Tossin, Beatriz Cortez, and Rafa Esparza examine the impacts of globalization and capitalism, and the legacy of colonialism from a Latinx perspective, while Kang Seung Lee appropriates and reworks images of queer men and the LA uprising from mass media and art history to explore how bodies marked by difference are represented in the popular imaginary. Gala Porras-Kim’s imaginative epistemological inquiry poses questions about meaning, ownership, heritage, and value as she takes on linguisitic and anthropological subjects such as Korean, her mother tongue, which is foreign to her, disappearing languages from Oaxaca, and artifact fragments from various historic sites and museum collections. In Box (a proposition for ten years), Patricia Fernández presents a time-based sculpture that marks and celebrates her deepening relationship with the gallery as the piece evolves with objects, letters, and mementos that accumulate in a box over a decade. Elsewhere in the gallery, works by EJ Hill, Alice Könitz, Jennifer Moon, Jen Smith evince Commonwealth and Council’s belief that art should be shared experiences, open-ended and communal.

The exhibition at Tina Kim Gallery coincides with a concurrent New York presentation of Commonwealth and Council opening on July 1, 2018 at 47 Canal in the Lower East Side. For these companion exhibitions, each gallery brings its own distinct history of nurturing its respective intergenerational community of artists while advocating for increased diversity in the art world.

ABOUT COMMONWEALTH AND COUNCIL

Founded in 2010, Commonwealth and Council is located in Koreatown, Los Angeles.

ABOUT 47 CANAL

Founded in 2011, 47 Canal is a contemporary art gallery located in New York’s Chinatown neighborhood.

ABOUT TINA KIM GALLERY

Located in New York, Tina Kim Gallery is celebrated for its unique programming that emphasizes international contemporary artists, historical overviews, and independently curated shows. Founded in 2001 by second-generation gallerist Tina Kim, it is noted for working closely with museums and institutions to expand the audience of its global roster of artists with a special emphasis on showcasing historically important, but lesser known Korean artists.

PRESS INQUIRIES

Gloria Cardona | Communications & Media Manager
gloria@tinakimgallery.com | +1 212-716-1100

Group Show with Commonwealth and Council: Jen Smith, WE MAKE THE RULES (2010), Satin and linen, 2 x 18 inches
Group Show with Commonwealth and Council: Kang Seung Lee, Untitled (A looter wheels a shopping cart full of diapers) (2017). Inkjet print, frame, 32.75 x 48.75 x 2 inches (83.2 x 123.8 x 5.1 cm)
Group Show with Commonwealth and Council: Kang Seung Lee, Untitled (Aftermath) (2017). Inkjet, frame, 32.75 x 66.75 x 2 inches (83.2 x 169.5 x 5.1 cm)
Group Show with Commonwealth and Council: Kang Seung Lee, Untitled (Protesters after the verdict) (2017). Inkjet print, frame, 32.75 x 48.75 x 2 inches (83.2 x 123.8 x 5.1 cm)
Group Show with Commonwealth and Council: Kang Seung Lee, Untitled (Korean Merchants on the Rooftop) (2017). Inkjet print, frame, 32.75 x 48.75 x 2 inches (83.2 x 123.8 x 5.1 cm)
Group Show with Commonwealth and Council: Kang Seung Lee, Untitled (David Wojnarowicz by Peter Hujar_1983) (2016). Inkjet print, frame, 48.75 x 33.75 x 2 inches (123.8 x 85.7 x 5.1 cm)
Group Show with Commonwealth and Council: Gala Porras-Kim, Reconstructed Southwest Artifact 2 (2018). Found artifact, graphite on unglazed ceramic, steel, mahogany, 9.75 x 12 x 13.5 inches (24.8 x 30.5 x 34.3 cm); wooden base: 1.75 x 7.25 x 7.25 in
Group Show with Commonwealth and Council: Gala Porras-Kim,  2 embroidered fragments from Kertch reconstruction (2018). Graphite on paper, artist's frame, 104.25 x 72 x 2 inches (264.8 x 182.9 x 5.1 cm)
Group Show with Commonwealth and Council: Gala Porras-Kim, Mesoamerican Negative Space 2 (2017). Plexiglas, graphite, fluorescent light, 48 x 32.75 x 0.75 inches (121.9 x 83.2 x 1.9 cm)
Group Show with Commonwealth and Council: Gala Porras-Kim, Mesoamerican Negative Space 1 (2017). Plexiglas, graphite, fluorescent light, 48 x 47.5 x 0.75 inches (121.9 x 120.7 x 1.9 cm)
Group Show with Commonwealth and Council: Gala Porras-Kim, One clump of raffia reconstruction (2016). Graphite on cotton paper, raffia, artist's frame, sculpture: 47 x 35 x 33 in; drawing: 60.75 x 36.75 x 2 in
Group Show with Commonwealth and Council: Gala Porras-Kim, For Learning Zapotec Verbs (2012). Wood, pencil, paper, wire, found rocks, 30 x 37.5 x 2.5 inches (76.2 x 95.3 x 6.4 cm)
Group Show with Commonwealth and Council: EJ Hill, Column (study) (2018). Graphite on paper, frame, 28 x 22 x 1.5 inches (71.1 x 55.9 x 3.8 cm)
Group Show with Commonwealth and Council: Rafa Esparza and Beatriz Cortez, Portal (2018). Adobe, ceiba tree, 18 x 31 x 41 inches (45.7 x 78.7 x 104.1)
Group Show with Commonwealth and Council: Gala Porras-Kim, Whistling and Language Transfiguration (2012). LP album in cyanotype print, 12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
Group Show with Commonwealth and Council: Clarissa Tossin, ucham K'awiil (2018). Silicone, walnut, faux serpent skin, quetzal faux feather (dyed rooster feather), faux terracotta (dyed plaster), dimensions variable
Group Show with Commonwealth and Council: Patricia Fernández, Box (a proposition for ten years) (2012-2022). Mixed media, dimensions variable
Group Show with Commonwealth and Council: Carolina Caycedo, Vocabulary and Infrastructure/Vocabulario e infrasstructura (after The Distance Plan) (2017). Marker on 10 banknotes, frame, 10 x 47 x 1.5 inches (25.4 x 119.4 x 3.8 cm)
Group Show with Commonwealth and Council: Carolina Caycedo, Not a Single Issue/No hay cuestión única (2017). Marker on bank note, colored paper, frame, 13.5 x 12.5 x 1.5 inches (34.3 x 31.8 x 3.8 cm)
Group Show with Commonwealth and Council: Carolina Caycedo, Big Woman/Mujer Grande (2017). Wooden mask, handmade fishing net, handmade wool hammock, nylon fishing net, fabric, dry cattails, dry plantain stem fibers, vine, rope, 85 x 26 x 62 inches (215.9 x 66 x 157.5 cm)
Group Show with Commonwealth and Council: Alice Könitz, Pavilion of the Present (2018). Wood, metal, paint, collages on paper, 173 x 190 x 190 inches (439.4 x 482.6 x 482.6 cm), dimensions variable

Artist CV

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