Tromp L'oeil Depression
September 13 - October 11 2014
Saturday September 13th
This is the best compass to use. Use this compass to get oriented. Orient the compass to get situated.
This situation is tempting. Options present themselves, opening and closing on the horizon. What is the distance in that direction? Move directly, as present options change with space. A wall becomes a window close up. From another aspect, a slice of aspic is a humid garden. Each end is its own reward.
These points in space can triangulate location. Point the compass in that direction. Locate the conversation. Conversational points attempt familiar reasoning, and yet, three triangles breach near a splintered horizon. There are many positions. Some test your preparation. Others flirt with expectation. Function is debatable. Form performs defiance. Material is transformed. Mettle is tested. Locate the signal in conversational noise.
The floor has a door hatch. Is that peacock a mirage? Because I am thirsty.
- Samantha Topol, 2014
Young Art is pleased to announce the inaugural show at its new location, Tromp L'oeil Depression, a solo exhibition of new work by Min Song. The opening reception will be held Saturday, September 13th from 7 - 10pm and the exhibition will remain on view through October 11, 2014. Young Art is now located at 5658 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles.
For Tromp L'oeil Depression, Song presents five new works each comprised of a box structure that sits on top of a large photographic decal adhered to the floor. The sides of the boxes have been surfaced in linoleum tiles and feature colorful, hand-cut inlays that portray reductive pictorial scenes of leisure and travel. Repeating shapes and hues create rhythmic configurations while the imagery of a distant horizon, dense foliage, and linear architecture allude to time spent wandering.
The floor decals are abstract digital composites of material textures super-imposed with photographs. Source imagery, studio documentation, and a snapshot taken on a trip point towards different aspects of Song's artistic production and emphasize the overlap between studio practice and personal life.
Conflating the presence and physicality of the boxes with the mobility and consumability of the pictures on the decals Song expands on the paradoxical relationship between object and image and further complicates their definitions when combined into a single form.
Min Song (b. 1982) lives and works in Chicago. Her work has recently been exhibited at Michael Jon, Miami, FL; Happy Collaborationists, Chicago, IL; and Seerveld Gallery, Palos Heights, IL. Tromp L'oeil Depression will be Song's first solo exhibition with the gallery.