Kouri + Corrao gallery presents New Mexico-based artist Jen Pack at VOLTA New York.
Owners Justin Kouri and Michael Corrao will present a solo show of Korean American artist Jen Pack, whose work embodies a unique space between painting and sculpture. Utilizing fabric and thread to construct art that is simultaneously architectural and whimsical, Pack challenges the viewer to reconsider the artistic products associated with traditional feminine craft while referencing masculine heritage. This new body of work of vibrantly colored thread and fabric embroidered on black vellum and sewn swaths stretched over poplar frames embraces a re-emergence from darker times–one that illuminates light amongst the shadows. Each piece of vellum is framed with double-paned museum glass, which allows ambient light to emit from within. The frame also encases the excess thread and remnants at the bottom of the frame, seemingly breaking two-dimensional work into three-dimensional territory.
Kouri and Corrao believe that Jen Pack is on the precipice of an entirely new and thoughtful method in approaching gender, beauty, and cultural heritage. Pack’s recent solo show in the Santa Fe gallery included a ceremony/performance piece that integrated distinct bodies of work through a somatic performance of movement, drumming, language, symbols, and her Korean cultural inheritance. The works presented at VOLTA are manifestations of Pack’s reconnection to her family story, meant for viewers to discover an alternate way of sharing family history.
A minimalist solo presentation of seven works on vellum and one stretched fabric work allows Pack’s delicate color exploration to shine. VOLTA Art Fair fosters galleries in staging ambitious solo and group presentations, refining the experience to its essential elements: the artists and their work. This focus on compelling visual statements by up-and-coming and established artists cultivates a vibrant and approachable environment of discovery for the engaged collector.
Tickets are available here.
Wednesday, May 18, 6-9 pm
May 19–21, 12-8 pm
May 22, 12-5 pm