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gallery exhibition

Do Ho Suh
Drawings

September 11 – October 25, 2014
540 West 26th Street & 201 Chrystie Street, New York

Art in America

October 2014

Do Ho Suh at Lehmann Maupin
By: Art in America


For the Korean-born artist Do Ho Suh, drawing is a process primarily aimed at recording his physical surroundings. Using a labor-intensive rubbing technique, he covers the surfaces of an interior space with paper, including, in Rubbing/Loving Project, 348 West 22nd Street, Apt. A, New York NY 10011, every inch of his former apartment. By rubbing the skinlike surfaces with blue pencil, he creates a ghostly imprint of the most minute architectural details. The results fill both the gallery's venues, accompanied by a recent series of works featuring quasi-surrealist figurative images made of colorful threads embedded into paper.