Hasted Kraeutler Gallery Presents Kwang Young Chun

Hasted Kraeutler (537 W. 24th St., 212-627-0006) will present their inaugural exhibition of sculptural works by Korean artist Kwang Young Chun, beginning September 6 and running through October 20, 2012.

Kwang Young Chun is famous for his process of composing structures with thousands of small triangles, each individually hand molded in paper into breathtaking sculptures and installations. The artist gathers mulberry paper from old books of important Korean texts and dyes the papers into many different shades with teas and flowers. The small, minimalist pieces of mulberry paper are attached one by one to a two dimensional surface, or built into free standing sculptures.

Born in 1944 in Hongchun, Korea, Kwang Young Chun has exhibited widely in Korea and internationally since 1966. His works have been acquired by, and are included in esteemed public collections, such as the Rockfeller Foundation in New York, Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington D.C., United Nations headquarters in New York, National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, Philadelphia Society Building, Seoul Museum of Art, National Gallery of Australia at Canberra, Fidelity Investments Boston, and Rosewood Stone Group in Mill Valley, CA, among many others.

Hasted Kraeutler is open Tues.-Sat., 11am-6pm and by appointment.

All images © Kwang Young Chun, courtesy of the artist & Hasted Kraeutler Gallery, NYC.