Sweaty Wedding, a solo-show of new ceramic works and paintings by Denver-based artist Juntae TeeJay Hwang opens on Thursday, November 10 from 6-8 at Union Hall.
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.
Sweaty Wedding is on view through Saturday, January 7, 2023.
Union Hall’s regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12 to 6 pm. For updates on Holiday gallery closures, visit UnionHallDenver.org/visit-us.
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.