GIL BRUVEL, EUNSUH CHOI, JAMES CULLINANE, RODNEY DICKSON
KYUNG-AE HUR, YONG R. KWON, TAEZOO PARK, RAPHAELE SHIRLEY
SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 — NOVEMBER 10, 2021
SWPK is pleased to present the group show Diffusion/Cohesion, featuring artists Gil Bruvel, Eunsuh Choi, James Cullinane, Rodney Dickson, Kyung-Ae Hur, Yong R. Kwon, Taezoo Park and Raphaele Shirley, whose works in traditional and new media reflect the dualities of diffusion and cohesion in the world we live today.
The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the behaviors of society. As people struggle to maintain a semblance of normalcy, the dichotomy of physical remoteness and virtual proximity has been intensified in a globally interconnected world. Despite the distance between us, communities have strived to create and adapt to novel forms of unity and cohesion, ushering in an era where we must re-evaluate the perceptions of our new reality.
Diffusion/Cohesion seeks to examine the role these opposing, yet interconnected forces play in our human experience, both within the context of our globally altered reality and beyond. The artists presented in this exhibition explore the dichotomies of cohesion and diffusion through video and digital installations, analog and NFT technology, glass sculpture, paintings and three-dimensional wall pieces, reflecting the collapse and unity we experienced, and continue to experience, as a society and reveal the potential for ensuing cultural renewal and regeneration.
PLAN YOUR VISIT:
Our exhibition spaces are now open fully to the public Tuesday thru Saturday from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Please note that in accordance with New York City mandate, all visitors age 12 and older must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and must present a photo ID and proof of vaccination in order to enter the exhibition. Proof of vaccination may include CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC COVID Safe app, New York State Excelsior Pass, NYC Vaccination Record, or an official immunization record from outside NYC or the U.S.
Face coverings are required for all visitors age 2 and older and for the duration of the visit.
Diffusion/Cohesion has been curated and produced in collaboration with the Donghwa Cultural Foundation.
Header image: Raphaele Shirley, Sky (obscured and revealed), 2021, 7-minute single channel immersive video installation.