Korean artist Do Ho Suh presents ‘Home Within Home’ at Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York. The series of sculptural works reflects Suh’s continued investigation of themes surrounding cultural displacement and the co-existence of cultural identities, along with the perception of our surroundings and how one is able to construct memory from a space. The work draws on his own feeling of displacement, when he arrived in the U.S. in 1991 from his native country, to study at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), an experience which led him to measure spaces as a means of establishing a relationship with his new environment.
Later in his artistic career, he developed the idea of taking these measurements and using them to replicate and transport spaces. This exhibition shows the artist’s constructions of these architectural expanses and the elements within, which he has executed in a range of mediums including fabric, resin and styrofoam. The show includes such works as ‘Fallen Star 1/5′, ‘Home Within Home’ and his newest ‘specimens’, a series of nylon fabric objects- replicas of objects remaining in his New York home as if all of its walls were to be removed.