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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
Empty car.
Almost a year has passed.
Fetched my green, glowing, Documents.
Full car.

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
and Celine.

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.

Artist Bio:

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.

Canada Council