Art In America

Oegil Kim Kyeong-ho

at Gallery HO,
547 W. 27th St.

It's not every day that Chelsea offers a religious experience, but that's the goal in this show, featuring two Korean-language Buddhist sutras meticulously hand-copied and illuminated with intricate traditional patterns and figures. Installed in a specially built vitrine, the scroll and accordion book, each several yards long, are done in gold amalgam on deep blue paper with each tiny word precisely executed and—in the scroll—ensconced on its own floor of a repeated pagoda structure. The scriptural content is ancient, but the surrounding motifs are a mix of conventional (the Buddha instructing disciples) and experimental (the Empire State Building). The artist, who is also a poet and calligrapher involved with Buddhist transcriptions for some three decades, spent several years of intense concentration on each of these two works. Appropriately, the adopted portion of his name, "Oegil," means "a single path."

 

 

More from the Lookout

Will Benedict

at Bortolami,
through Aug. 7
520 West 20th Street

Patrick Van Caeckenbergh

at Lehmann Maupin,
through Aug. 21
201 Chrystie Street

Ruth Root

at Andrew Kreps,
through Aug. 14
537 West 22nd Street

“Old Truths and New Lies”

at Rachel Uffner,
through Jul. 31
170 Suffolk Street

Closing

Andra Ursuta

at Ramiken Crucible,
through Jul. 12
389 Grand Street

Sarah Charlesworth

at New Museum,
through Sept. 20
235 Bowery

“One Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Works”

at The Museum of Modern Art,
through Sept. 7
11 West 53rd Street

Closing

“Neon Eon”

at Kate Werble,
through Jul. 10
83 Vandam Street

Closing

Yoan Capote

at Jack Shainman,
through Jul. 10
513 West 20th and 524 West 24th Street

Marjorie Strider

at Broadway 1602,
through Aug. 1
370 First Avenue #13D

Closing

Richard Dupont

at Tracy Williams Ltd.,
through Jul. 10
55 Hester Street

Closing

Mira Dancy

at Chapter NY,
through Jul. 10
127 Henry Street

Philippe Parreno

at Park Avenue Armory,
through Aug. 2
643 Park Avenue

Closing

Susan Cianciolo

at Bridget Donahue,
through Jul. 12
99 Bowery

“Six Doors”

at The Other Room,
through Aug. 7
820 Greenwich Street

Closing

Carolyn Salas

at Koenig & Clinton,
through Jul. 10
459 West 19th Street

Ida Applebroog

at Hauser & Wirth,
through Jul. 31
511 West 18th Street

Frida Kahlo

at The New York Botanical Garden,
through Nov. 1
2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx

Piotr Uklanski

at Metropolitan Museum of Art,
through Aug. 16
1000 Fifth Avenue

“Masterpieces and Curiosities: Nicole Eisenman’s Seder”

at Jewish Museum,
through Aug. 9
1109 Fifth Avenue

Submit your e-mail to receive insider information from the art world every week.