WON JU LIMíS INSTALLATION In Many Things To Come, PRESENTED AT CLARS OCTOBER 7TH FINE ART SALE Oakland, CA ó Clars Auction Gallery is pleased to announce that they have been selected by the Honolulu Museum of Art to represent the sale of the installation, In Many Things To Come, (PHOTO 1) by co
News-Antique.com - Sep 25,2012 - Oakland, CA ó Clars Auction Gallery is pleased to announce that they have been selected by the Honolulu Museum of Art to represent the sale of the installation, In Many Things To Come, by contemporary artist Won Ju Lim (American/Korean, b. 1968). Won Ju Limís installation, which was on exhibit at the Clare Luce Booth Gallery at the Honolulu Museum of Art, October 5 through November 26, 2006, was specially commissioned by the Museum as part of their series of exhibitions of the works of international contemporary artists. Clars will offer this work for bidding as part of the October 7, 2012, Auction of Fine Art and Antiques.
Won Ju Lim has quickly gained international acclaim for her creation of evocative architectural forms that are illuminated by projected moving and still images, using cinematic spectacle to create animated monuments and landscapes. Through her use of color, shadows and light, she takes viewers on an imaginative journey evoking both fantasy and nostalgia.
In May Things to Come, Lim chose to focus on Hawaii with the premise that a visitors experience of Hawaii is, in part, a packaged commodity manufactured by a powerful tourism-industrial complex. The recognition of this aspect of Hawaii raises questions about the process of conveying, representing and remembering the essence of Hawaii. The materials used to create this work include aluminum foil and Plexiglass, papier-mache and colored glue sticks ó the combination of which gives activity and vibrance to this piece.
In all of Won Ju Limís work, her inspiration comes from pop culture, films and worldwide urban experiences mixing them all together to create her ďhauntingĒ installations.
Public preview will be available Friday, October 5, from 1pm to 6pm and beginning at 9am on both Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7. To schedule a private preview, please call the offices of Clars Auction Gallery at (510) 428-0100 or email email@example.com
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
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 (Pasadena, CA) 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 Museum of Art, 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