October 29 - November 28, 2017
Georgia Scherman Projects is pleased to present Korean-born artist Hyang Cho’s third solo exhibition with the gallery. In Nothing Much, time is materialized in weight, elongated in thread, compressed in fabric, and manipulated in memory. The works are produced from plain material including blank papers collected from books, used glass jars, recycled cotton, tapes, newsprint paper, and names of people, through the repetitive and mundane process of collecting, taping, cutting, folding, stacking, stamping, spinning, weaving, and sawing in everyday. In Nothing Much, plain things remain as plain, void is filled with another void, and time is passing as usual. It is the aesthetics of nothing much.
Hyang Cho was born in Seoul, Korea in 1974 and currently lives and works in Guelph, ON, Canada. She holds a B.A. from Sogang Unviersity, Seoul, Korea (1998), a B.F.A. from Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB (2007) and an M.F.A. from the University of Guelph, ON (2009). In 2010, Cho completed a residency in 2010 with Geoffrey Farmer at Alberta’s Banff Centre for the Arts. Cho has exhibited across Canada, including solo exhibitions: Permutations, Truck Contemporary Art Gallery, Calgary, AB and Procés, Optica un centre d’art contemporain, Montréal, QC. Most recently her work was exhibition in Predisposed to thinking through the eye of mutual convenience; Hyang Cho, Ken Nicol and Joseph Beuys, curated by Ihor Holubizky, at the McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON (2013), for which there is a forthcoming catalogue.
Hyang Cho would like to acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and Ed Video Media Arts Centre.