Gallery Galerie Galería
March 1st - March 10th, 2019
Presenting HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander at Jack Barrett (New York, NY)
Franz Kaka is pleased to participate in Gallery Galerie Galería with a presentation of work by HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander, the collaborative practice of Canadian artists HaeAhn Kwon and Paul Kajander. Gallery Galerie Galería is an international collaboration of galleries, curatorial initiatives, and artist-run spaces operating as a gallery share and aiming to collectively shape an exhibition. For its inaugural edition, Jack Barrett (New York) will host Franz Kaka (Toronto), Galería Mascota (Mexico City), Good Weather (North Little Rock), LOYAL (Stockholm), Sans titre (2016) (Paris), Studioli (Rome), and Tatjana Pieters (Ghent). The 10-day exhibition will take place during art fair week in New York from Mar 1–10, 2019 with an opening reception from 6–8 pm on Fri, Mar 1, 2019. Programming surrounding the exhibition will occur throughout the run of the show and coincide with NADA’s New York Gallery Open.
Paul Kajander's (b. 1980, Vancouver) practice encompasses video, sculpture, installation, photography, sound, performance and drawing. His work has been shown in various exhibition contexts, including at Franz Kaka; Toronto, the New Media Society; Vancouver, the Hammer Museum; Los Angeles, the SFU Audain Gallery; Vancouver, Daniel Faria Gallery; Toronto, the Seoul Museum of Art; Seoul, the Real DMZ Project; Cheorwon-gun, Art Sonje Center; Seoul and the Western Front; Vancouver. He recently relocated to Guelph, Ontario.
HaeAhn Kwon mainly works in drawing, sculpture and installation. Her assemblage and installations are informed by the vernacular architecture and object arrangements found in the urban environment of her native South Korea. Kwon's recent crude ink drawings depict women pissing near vehicles or in communal environments, which she describes in relation to urgency, shame, absurdity and jouissance. Kwon received her BFA from Cooper Union and has participated in exhibitions in Canada (Franz Kaka, Support, ESP), the US (The Hand, Michael Benevento) and South Korea (Samuso, Sempio Space, Okin Theater).