Past Exhibition

Dwindles to a Point and Vanishes

May 20 – July 11, 2021

Dwindles to a Point and Vanishes

Dwindles to a Point and Vanishes invites painters Eunjoo Rho and Heejoon Lee and sculptors Hyun Bhin Kwon and Sue Yon Hwang to present their work in an exhibition that observes the juxtaposition of flatness and volume in terms of the conditions and properties of their respective media – and the sensory shift that occurs as a result. The title is a reference to the 1884 book Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott, which relates the experience of worlds in different dimensions and new ways of perceiving space. The protagonist, who perceives the world in two dimensions, observes a sphere from the three-dimensional world rising up from the ground and says that the “circle will become smaller and smaller till it dwindles to a point and finally vanishes.”

In Dwindles to a Point and Vanishes, Abbott’s mathematical imagination from over 130 years ago is reflected in the exhibition space. As it presents variations on two- and three-dimensional properties in the work of four artists using different materials and media, and as it transforms the associated physical and conceptual dimensions, the exhibition observes the sensory shift that occurs when three-dimensional things with volume are transported into two dimensions, or when flat surfaces acquire bulk and come to occupy space. The sculptural and painterly experiments and attitudes among the artists explore the inherent aspects and characteristics of media, while showing us a gaze that perceives and observes everyday landscapes and ordinary objects within transformed environments.

May 20 – July 11, 2021
Hyun Bhin Kwon, Eunjoo Rho, Heejoon Lee, Sue Yon Hwang
Organized by
Art Sonje Center
Curated by
Heehyun Cho (Curator, Art Sonje Center)
Supported by
Arts Council Korea