Enjoy Public Art Gallery is very excited to announce a major installation by Yona Lee. Drawing from previous works where the artist utilized steel rods to explore formal ideas relating to line and space, Tangential Structures is a work that incorporates an impossible dichotomy. Steel rods cast in such a way as to evoke movement and fluidity hang from the ceiling at Enjoy, loosely flung over rafter beams and looping playfully through the space. The very temporary gestures – careless loops, waves, curls and hooks – are at odds with the cold, hard qualities of steel, creating contradictory material behavior that behaves improperly to the forces of gravity and logic.
Within this structure, Lee has also incorporated various quotidian objects, such as baseball caps, wine glasses and coffee cups, which are employed to reference different aspects of ordinary rituals and everyday habits. The project intends to take the viewer on a journey through the installation that triggers their own understanding of various spaces, particularly those that are marked by the slick, yet very ordinary, language of commercial display.
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