Exhibition, CAMH – Zilkha Gallery, Houston, USA.
For nearly two decades, Jae Ko has worked in fibre, transforming ordinary materials like paper and vinyl cords into extraordinary sculptural objects. Her work ranges from discrete wall reliefs and small sculptures to monumental installations that evoke topography and movement. Here, Ko has created a site-specific installation entitled ow, the newest iteration in her series entitled Forces of Nature.
Inspired by visits to Newfoundland and the far northwestern reaches of the US, Ko reconstructs the melting Tundra, with its floating, fractured glaciers. The room-sized sculptural relief is constructed from nearly one ton of recycled paper that has been re-spooled and shaped to fit the architecture of the gallery space.