Opening Reception for A Dark and Bloody Ground by John Hee Taek Chae

John Hee Taek Chae: A Dark and Bloody Ground

Opening Reception Friday November 17th, 6-8PM

We are excited to announce our upcoming exhibition, John Hee Taek Chae: A Dark and Bloody Ground, opening at Institute 193 at 215 North Limestone on November 17th. We hope you can join us for the opening reception on Friday, 6-8PM.

John Hee Taek Chae’s A Dark and Bloody Ground echoes the distant past, blending historic residues to illustrate an imaginary homecoming. He explores our collective of mutating stories, challenging the sense of lack that drives so many to pack up and start over again. Chae’s materials echo these cycles: the wooden frames supporting each artwork are recycled from a previous body of work; patchwork canvases are printed with cyanotype, yielding vague and hazy maps and landscapes in rich, fluid blue. Chae merges historic maps, East Asian brush paintings, Western oil paintings, and photos of wooden masks. Mutations abound, and chaos is organized into an uncanny equilibrium.


Nov 13 2023


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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