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Sunday Painting 1/2/11

Byron Kim

Contemporary Art

Byron Kim's Sunday Paintings simultaneously record a moment in the natural world and in human society, particularly the artist's life, and suggest the possibility of a transcendent reality. The appearance of words on the picture plane creates a play between the painting as a flat surface and as a window opening onto illusion. Lined up on a wall, the Sunday Paintings have a cinematic quality: each panel looks like a frame in a film— 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.
MEDIUM Acrylic and gouache on canvas, mounted on panel
DATES 2011
DIMENSIONS 14 x 14 in. (35.6 x 35.6 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 2011.37.5
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Contemporary Art Council in honor of Eugenie Tsai and Patrick Amsellem
RIGHTS STATEMENT © Byron Kim/ Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York/SHANGHAI
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CAPTION Byron Kim (born U.S.A., 1961). Sunday Painting 1/2/11, 2011. 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, 2011.37.5. © Byron Kim/ Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York/SHANGHAI
IMAGE overall, CUR.2011.37.5_James_Cohan_Gallery_photo.jpg. Image courtesy of James Cohan Gallery
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Sunday Painting 1/2/11