THE SHELTERING SKY
Solo Exhibition by
David Kwan Shon
23 December 2022 – 21 January 2023
Opening: Friday, 23 December 2022, 18:00 onwards.
THE SHELTERING SKY – a solo exhibition by David Kwan Shon will open on 23 December 2022 at Chiang Mai’s Head High Second Floor (a non-profit Art Space)
THE SHELTERING SKY
A solo exhibition with photographs by David Kwan Shon
Mr. Shon’s photographs are snapshots full of poetry. The works on display reflect a period of about 40 years in the life of the artist, during which the Hawaii-born artist with Korean roots travelled between the USA and Asia, hardly ever as a tourist but always as a true traveller and seeker.
This can be seen without a doubt when looking at his photos, which often look like paintings. It is all about sensory impressions and feelings, and this gives his artistic work a certain truthfulness and timelessness.
The artist has been living in Chiang Mai/Thailand for a few years now. (Head High Second Floor)
David Kwon Shon was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1954. His studies included Liberal Arts at Hawaii Loa College in Kaneohe, Hawaii, with further emphasis on Visual Arts and Theatrecraft at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California.
The artist observes and reflects. Mr. Shon presents a photo narrative in multi-media that spans four decades of observation and reflection.
Chapter 1 – “The Staircase and Other Human Aspects”
Canon laser prints on paper from Polaroids.
Chapter 2 – “Dark Room”
Black and White images from Kodak negative film.
Silver gelatin and Epson prints on Canvas.
Chapter 3 – “Drift or Lay at Anchor”
A nautical term. When sailing at night or in a storm, one may either drift on the current or drop a net anchor to steady the course.
Epson prints on canvas.
The title of this exhibition is borrowed from the novel by Paul Bowles published in 1949.
For more information, please contact:
Head High Second Floor
16/3 Huay Keaw Rd, T Chang Phueak, A Muang, Chiang Mai 50300
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. or by appointment
TQPR Thailand, Nuie Titichayapon, firstname.lastname@example.org