This Do Ho Suh Exhibition Features Large-Scale Rubbings

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Sep 9, 2014
References: lehmannmaupin & designboom
This two-part Do Ho Suh exhibition extends the noted Korean artist's fascination with notions of home, displacement and identity into drawings. The artist's works on paper -- which include pencil illustrations, pen work, ink drawings, watercolor paintings and threat in addition to large-scale rubbings -- are being presented at Lehmann Maupin in New York.

The focal point of this Do Ho Suh exhibition is the Rubbing/Loving Project, a series which required the artist to painstakingly resurrect physical spaces onto flat paper surfaces. To put together the project, Suh covered flat walls and three-dimensional fixtures of architectural sites with vellum, before rubbing the surfaces with pencil or graphite. The resulting rubbings create imprints of spaces that hold personal and cultural significance.

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