originally published: February 16, 2017
This site was established to respond to work made by regional artists so there will not be a full response to this exhibition.
On view until March 18th at OZ Arts in Nashville is a site-specific wall drawing by Heeseop Yoon, titled Hide and Seek. It is worth the effort to see this installation to absorb the massive scale of the piece and the materiality of its creation. The overwhelming size and density present a fine balance of commentary on a saturated consumerist society and a drawing style which allows the process of the piece to remain visible in the final product.
The drawing is created with black tape on mylar, which is then mounted on the wall and the floor. There does not appear to be revision in the sense of addition countered by subtraction or correction. Instead of that traditional push/pull, the piece feels entirely additive. Lines search and miss but are left to work in tandem with the more "accurate" line or shape. That visible search feeds into the jumbled chaos. More information piles up. More disorder is created.
Also on view in the hallway are a series of drawings and prints that hold their own as individual works of art but also provide insight into Yoon's practice.
Tickets are available online but visitors can pay upon arrival as well.