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Opening Reception of Sweaty Wedding
November 10, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Hall has an opening reception on Thursday, November 10th, from 6-8 pm for Sweaty Wedding, a solo show of new ceramic works and paintings by Denver-based artist Juntae TeeJay Hwang.
Sweaty Wedding showcases a new ceramic sculpture series by Juntae TeeJay Hwang. Portraying hard work, societal pressures, and expectations as sweat, each sculpture has quirky, human-like attributes that effuse performative qualities. Through the ceremony and pomp of a wedding, Hwang alludes to the stress and anxiety that comes from being on display and the emotional labor exerted in everyday life that is often invisible yet holds familial and societal structures together.
Visit UnionHallDenver.org/current for an exhibition preview.
Juntae TeeJay Hwang (he/his) blends video, performance, painting, and sculpture in his ongoing exploration of expectations, miscommunications, value, and purpose. He received his BA from Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London, UK, and completed his MFA at Columbia University in the City of New York. His work has been featured in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul, ICA Philadelphia, ICA Singapore, ICA London, Jewish Museum New York, Art in General New York, CCA Tallinn, Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre, Camden Art Centre, Xpace Cultural Centre Toronto, Black Cube Nomadic Art Museum, RedLine Contemporary Art Center, and Denver Art Museum.
Union Hall is located on the first floor of The Coloradan in downtown Denver at 1750 Wewatta Street, Suite 144. There are two entrances to the building equipped with power assist doors, and all public areas are wheelchair accessible. Street parking is available along Wewatta Street. Paid public parking is located in the building garage on the corner of Wewatta & 18th Street with wheelchair-accessible spaces. Union Hall is located directly next to the Union Station train tracks, providing access to a variety of public transportation options, including the bus, light rail, train, and ride shares. If you have trouble locating us on the day of the event, call us at (720) 927-4033.