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The Kerlin Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of newpaintings by Chung Eun-Mo from 16 February - 17 March 2001. Born and educated in Korea, Chung Eun-Mo moved to New York in the mid-60's and has been based in Italy and Ireland since the late 1980's.

In the last two decades Chung has exhibited widely including solo exhibitions in New York, Rome and Munich. She showed a highly acclaimed installation at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in 1994 and, more recently, participated in The Pursuit of Painting, Irish Museum of Modern Art (1997). In 2000 she had a solo exhibition at Primo Piano, Rome and was included in several group shows worldwide, including 20 Years,Gangurinn/The Corridor, Reykjavik & The Municipal Museum, Reykjavik; Oraziana 2000, Museo Oraziano Licenza, and Traces, Limerick City Art Gallery. In March 2001 she will have a major solo exhibition at the lhn Gallery, Seoul, Korea.

Chung's work is principally concerned with the abstraction of architectural forms. By juxtaposing different colours, shapes and shades of light, she achieves the effect of spatial structuring, evoking both real and imaginary spaces. The tensions she creates between triangles, rectangles and lozenges of colour result in resonant, moving spaces full of the play of light constantly shifting from positive to negative, from foreground to background. As with most of her work to date, implied vanishing points seem to direct the viewer's gaze beyond the edges of paintings as though seeking to incorporate both the architectural setting and the space inhabited by the spectator.

If you would like further information, please contact Kirsten Dunne at the gallery.

Selected Works

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Circle VII, 2000, oil on canvas, 95 cm diameter

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Circle VII, 2000, oil on canvas, 95 cm diameter