PATRICK MIKHAIL GALLERY PRESENTS “LATEST FROM NEW YORK” AN EXHIBITION OF NEW PAINTINGS BY JINNY YU
LATEST FROM NEW YORK
SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 2, 2011
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011
5:30 P.M. TO 9 P.M.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2011
PATRICK MIKHAIL GALLERY is pleased to present LATEST FROM NEW YORK, an exhibition of new paintings by Ottawa artist JINNY YU. The exhibition presents conceptual paintings Ms. Yu produced during her 2011 artist residency at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York, sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts.
In the exhibition LATEST FROM NEW YORK, Jinny Yu will present her newest body of work. In her work, she attempts to simultaneously scrutinize conventions of painting and to explore new possibilities within the medium. Oscillating between the fields of the abstract painting and the object, her work seeks out aspects of painting beyond the pictorial space: she strives to depict that which is beyond the image and deliberately reveals the gestural aspect of painting as praxis. Yu paints with oil on aluminum, whose semi-reflective surface comprises a pictorial space. This choice of materials is integral to her artistic practice and conceptual musings; the pictorial space of the aluminum is a material fact, a pre-existing condition of the as-yet-unpainted surface, and by painting on such a surface, one that is already pictorial, Yu’s work begins where painting often ends.
Also on view this month, Jinny Yu appears with Don Andrus in the collaborative artist project CADENZA at the McMaster Museum of Art in Hamilton. The exhibition runs from September 3 to November 5, 2011, and is part of the McMaster Museum’s series RISING TO THE OCCASION: The Long 18th Century. For more detailed information, please visit: http://www.mcmaster.ca/museum
In March 2011, Yu was selected one of three finalists for the prestigious Pulse Prize at Pulse Contemporary Art Fair New York. She is currently at work on an installation commission to produce the interior of Chapel Sant’Isidoro, in Nate, Trichiana, Belluno, Italy.
Jinny Yu is a painter and Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa. A native of Seoul, South Korea, Yu moved to Montreal in 1988. Her works have been shown in numerous exhibitions in Canada, United States, Japan, Italy, and the United Kingdom, including exhibitions at the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation (Venice), the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art (Kyoto), the Conduit Street Gallery, Sotheby's (London, UK), Carleton University Art Gallery (Ottawa), the Taehwa Eco Art Festival (Ulsan City, Republic of Korea), the Confederation Centre Art Gallery (Charlottetown), and McMaster Museum of Art (Hamilton). She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards from the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, the du Maurier Arts Council (2001), and Concordia University. In June 2011, her work was added to the collection of the Canada Council Art Bank. Her works can also be found in numerous museum, corporate, and private collections including the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, Ernst & Young, ICI Canada Inc., and the Mills Foundation.
Jinny Yu has an M.F.A. from York University, an M.B.A. from York University, and a B.F.A. from Concordia University.