THE SHELTERING SKY a Solo Exhibition by David Kwan Shon


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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)


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.

Artist Statement

The artist observes and reflects. Mr. Shon presents a photo narrative in multi-media that spans four decades of observation and reflection.

Exhibition Prospectus

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

+66 61 686 0660

Opening hours: Tue – Sun 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. or by appointment


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