Sunday Painting 12/20/10
On View: Great Hall, Southwest, 1st floor
In the ongoing series Sunday Paintings, Byron Kim inscribes personal notes about his daily life onto his painted images of the sky. In nuanced hues of blue, each of the six examples shown here represents the sky on the Sunday it was painted. The words sit on the picture plane, creating a play between the painting as a flat surface and as a window opening onto the illusion of deep space. Lined up on a wall, the Sunday Paintings have a cinematic quality: each panel looks like a frame in a film sequence—a moment in time stilled—as if each is a part of a larger ongoing whole. While the works were created on Sundays, the title of this series also refers to amateurs known as “Sunday painters,” admired by Kim for the purity of their motives in making art.
Acrylic and gouache on canvas, mounted on panel
Gift of the Contemporary Art Council in honor of Eugenie Tsai and Patrick Amsellem
© Byron Kim/ Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York/SHANGHAI
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Byron Kim (American, born 1961). Sunday Painting 12/20/10, 2010. Acrylic and gouache on canvas, mounted on panel, 14 x 14 in. (35.6 x 35.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Contemporary Art Council in honor of Eugenie Tsai and Patrick Amsellem, 2011.37.4. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Image courtesy of James Cohan Gallery, CUR.2011.37.4_James_Cohan_Gallery_photo.jpg)
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