On view January 17 – February 16, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 8pm
Artist talk: Thursday, January 17 at 7pm
It all started with a cardboard box on the street.
I should have just left it there
but I liked looking at it, and being around it.
So many pictures and words…
Few were turned to lights.
Chicago called, and I had to deliver the work from Saskatoon.
It was a long drive, a long stay.
Missed home, drove back
Almost a year has passed.
Fetched my green, glowing, Documents.
A lot of time was spent on the highway that year.
Too much time has passed.
But I am glad to be here
with my hog
Julie Oh’s solo exhibition at PAVED Arts presents a new body of work composed of large-scale neon sculptures, drawings on cardboard, video, and a live sound feedback. These eclectic mix of works are formally and conceptually bound by a single object, of which the artist found on the streets of Saskatoon just outside of a Harley Davidson motorcycle dealer. Through the practice of looking, pondering, and circling around this found shipping container over a long period of time, the works in this exhibition aims to oﬀer a distanced, yet intimate understanding of the original object.
Julie Oh (b.1984, Seoul, South Korea) lives and works in Saskatoon. She was the 2018 feature artist for the RBC Emerging Artist Series at Remai Modern. Recent group exhibitions include: Living Architecture, 6018 North, Chicago; Double Gaze, ACRE Projects Gallery, Chicago; Punctured Landscape, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC. Julie completed her MFA as a Fulbright Fellow at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012, and holds a BFA from the University of Saskatchewan.
The artist would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts for their support in realizing this project.