New You, Sun You

April 15 - May 28, 2023

Opening Reception: April 15, 2023, 4-6pm

Geary is pleased to present Sun You’s second exhibition with the gallery, New You.

The exhibition features a new series of You’s paintings on wood panels made with acrylic and polymer clay. You works with ready made palettes in both clay and acrylic, pulling a wide range of color, affect and form from limited beginnings.

The paintings continue the artist’s ongoing experimentation with abstract polymer clay sculptures. These forms are made intuitively and directly with minimal tools. In this latest work, she has introduced gestural painting over, around, and in between her dimensional shapes. Previously these polymer forms were present and graphic on the surface of her monochrome panels. In this latest iteration, there is a tension between dimension and brushmark, as the clay is both support and speed bump for her energetic mark making.

You makes most of her works on the floor, arranging compositions without consideration for orientation or final display. Her method of painting relies on gravity and chance with minimal revision. This working method also relates to the artist’s early years in South Korea, where the floor is traditionally seen as a central aspect of daily life used for sitting, eating, studying, sleeping, and making art.

Sun You is a Seoul-born, New York-based artist.

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You has exhibited her work in galleries and museums internationally. Recent exhibition venues include The Pit, Glendale, CA, Step Sister, New York, The Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA , Queens Museum, New York, The Korean Cultural Center, New York, Scotty Enterprises, Berlin, Kunstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Bad Ems, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, SARDINE, New York and The Suburban, Chicago. You was an artist in residence at The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, Marble House Project, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Triangle Arts Association, and Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral in Bad Ems, Germany. She was also selected as Artists to Watch in 2016 by WIDEWALLS and 18 Artists to Watch, by Modern Painters, 2015. You heads President Clinton Projects, a curatorial project and co-runs an artist collective gallery, Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York.


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Sun You Interviewed by Ethan Greenbaum

BOMB Magazine | May 24, 2023

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