Untitled (Neither Here Nor There) is a series of altered still lifes residing in an imaginary space. Through the lens of the artist, various objects typically found in still lifes have been decontextualized and reimagined. These deformed versions of commonplace objects question the relationship between visual appearances and assumed identities. This installation also explores the interdependence between objects and space. We often associate attributes of items in a still life with the settings in which they are placed. This piece challenges this assumption: instead of arranging the objects on a table or horizontal surface, they are hung vertically against gravity.
Chaeyoung (Abby) Kwon
Untitled (Neither Here Nor There), Sculpture, mixed media, stoneware and steel; hand built, reduction fired to cone 6 and installed on 16 gauge steel. 2020