In her first U.S. museum solo show, London-based artist Chosil Kil continues her exploration of the liminal space between interior and exterior; material and immaterial; object and performance. These binaries are considered through references to the artist’s own body, with works such as helium-filled balloons or canvases made of leather/lambskin purposefully hung at the artist’s height. These floating objects and wall works double as bodies in space that beckon to the viewer, insisting their presence be acknowledged. The artist is also keenly aware of how objects occupy and manipulate space and sound, playing with concepts of volume and resonance.
For Concentrations 58: Chosil Kil, the artist will present a new site-specific installation in the DMA’s Stoffel Quadrant gallery including a group of new wall works. Off-site performances are planned and will be announced at a later date. The DMA’s Concentrations series began in 1981 and presents project-based solo exhibitions by international emerging artists.
Admission is FREE
Concentrations 58: Chosil Kil is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art. The presentation is made possible by TWO X TWO for AIDS and Art, an annual fundraising event that jointly benefits amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research and the Dallas Museum of Art, and by the Contemporary Art Initiative through the gifts of Nancy and Clint Carlson, Lindsey and Patrick Collins, Arlene and John Dayton, Claire Dewar, Jennifer and John Eagle, Amy and Vernon Faulconer, Kenny Goss and Joyce Goss, Tim Hanley, Julie and Ed Hawes, Marguerite Steed Hoffman, The Karpidas Foundation, Patty Lowdon, Cynthia and Forrest Miller, Janelle and Alden Pinnell, Allen and Kelli Questrom, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, Lisa and John Rocchio, Catherine and Will Rose, Deedie and Rusty Rose, Jan and Jim Showers, Jackie and Peter Stewart, Gayle and Paul Stoffel, and Sharon and Michael Young.
Images: Chosil Kil, Ducks and Drakes, 2014, latex balloons, helium, hi-float, thread, aluminum, rubber bands, coins, Courtesy of the artists and One and J. Gallery; Chosil Kil, Doubles, 2014, leather, aluminum, wooden frame Courtesy of the artists and One and J. Gallery; ; Chosil Kil, Volume II, 2013, performance, Courtesy of the artist; Chosil Kil, Doubles, 2014, leather, thread, wood, copper, Courtesy of the artist and Aoyama | Meguro; Chosil Kil, You owe me big time, 2012, concrete floor, acrylics, filler, corks, Installation view, Objectif Exhibitions, 2012, Courtesy of the artist and Galleri Opdahl; Chosil Kil, 49th Attempt, 2012, lambskin leather, thread, sound baffling, Styrofoam peanuts, zip, Courtesy of the artist and Galleri Opdahl