Jukhee Kwon

Colleagues from the Art Libraries Association (ARLIS) converge on New York in a few days. Various galleries around town have book themes and one recommended stop on their gallery tour will be Metamorphosis, featuring the work of the South Korean artist Jukhee Kwon at the Ierimonti Gallery on the Lower East Side. Kwon uses discarded books to create word sculpture, installed to simulate a paper forest. Zoom in below ↓

According to the press release “The idiosyncratic social life and energy possessed by each book is returned to its inception as a tree, wherein the spine of the book becomes the root system and each page acts as a branch. Kwon’s creative process deconstructs the book into the set of its meanings, splicing it into each stage of its vital cycle.”