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Solo Exhibitin
2020
New York


Guimi You
Soft Light Somewhere
January 9 - February 15, 2020
Opening reception: Thursday, January 9, 6 - 8 PM


Monya Rowe Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of paintings by Guimi You titled Soft Light Somewhere.

In this new suite of paintings, You continues to explore the intersection of reality and illusion. Interior spaces remain an integral part of the work, but for this exhibition nature and landscapes are introduced. In Robert Moses Beach (2019) You adds a touch of the surreal with a mermaid standing next to a child playing in the sand. Here, and in Bronx Zoo (2019), we see the influence of Charles Burchfield’s (1893-1967) dizzying hypnotic landscapes.

You employs Magical Realism and heightened colors to illuminate the unconscious mind. Some works hint at unease and pressure, but never without an optimistic and even humorous outlook. In Kitchen View (2019) a woman defiantly stares at an animated stovetop amid dinner preparations. The underlying narrative is driven by an inner conflict to balance personal responsibilities. Home, where one feels safe and comfortable, can also be a place of discomfort.


Guimi You (b. 1985, Seoul, Korea) received a MA in Painting from Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom and a BFA and a MFA in Oriental Painting from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. Recent group exhibitions include Kristian Day, London, U.K; Fourteen 30 Contemporary, Portland, OR; and Drawer, NYC. You has completed residencies at Wassaic Project Winter Residency, Wassaic, NY (2019); Banff Centre Artist in Residency, Banff, Canada (2018); The Studios at MASS MoCA, (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) North Adams, MA (2017); and Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT (2016). You lives and works in Farmingville, Long Island and Brooklyn, NY. This is You’s second solo exhibition at Monya Rowe Gallery.


MONYA ROWE GALLERY
224 West 30th Street #1005
New York, NY 10001
(between 7/8 Avenue)
1.646.234.8645
www.monyarowegallery.com

Tuesday - Saturday, 12 - 6 PM


Group Exhibitin
2019
Portland

DOWNWARD FLOWER

curated by Fourteen30 Contemporary and Adrianne Rubenstein

June 30 – August 10, 2019

Opening Reception
June 30, 11am

Yevgeniya Baras
Katherine Bradford
Maria Calandra
Srijon Chowdhury
Gracie DeVito
Rainen Knecht
Sally Saul
Anna Schachinger
Storm Tharp
geetha thurairajah
Guimi You

Fourteen30 Contemporary
1501 SW Market Street, Portland, Oregon 97201

Group Exhibitin
2018
London

Paper Cuts Show curated by Kristian Day

I’m pleased to share that my works will be shown at this year’s Paper Cuts Show. If you are around London, Please stop by.

https://www.kristianday.co.uk/paper-cuts

16-18 Novermber 2018
opening hours: 10-6pm
Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York's HQ, King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4RY, UK

*poster image : Jonathan Lux   http://www.jonathanlux.com/

Open Studio
2018
New York

Bushwick Open Studios

29-30 September 2018

opening hours: 12-5pm

Aquarius Studio #17
1116A Wyckoff Ave. Ridgewood, New York 11385

(Halsey stop L train)


Group Exhibition
2018
Chicago 

My works on paper is included in the ‘GIFC Chicago’.

West Exhibitions
1709 W Chicago Ave, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60622

July 28, 2018, 4-8pm 



Group Exhibition
2018
London 

My work on paper is included in the ‘Every Thinkg’ group show at Assembly Point in London with Papercuts _ Kristian Day

Every Thing
An artist multiples event
27 July - 29 July 2018
Opening : Thursday 26 July, 6-9pm






Group Exhibition
2018
San Francisco / www.drawer.nyc 

‘Bathers’ curated by Drawer on view at Bass & Reiner from July 17 to July 22 in San Francisco 
Opening on July 20 from 7 to 10pm 

On view at drawer.nyc/bathers from July 23- August 6 




Solo Exhibition
2018
New York

Mystical Moist Night Air

Guimi You Solo Exhibition 

Monya Rowe Gallery
224 West 30th Street, #1005
New York, NY 10001
(between 7/8 Avenue)

May 24 - June 23, 2018
Opening Reception: May 24 (Thurs.) 6:00-8:00pm




Group Exhibition
2017
London

Paper Cuts curated by Kristian Day, London, UK

Dec.14-16. 2017

More info: https://www.kristianday.co.uk/paper-cuts




Article
2017
Hyperallergic

8 Artists to Watch from Bushwick Open Studios 2017

From collections of African textiles and subway station paint chips, to street photography and — of course — colorful figurative paintings, we picked some of our favorites from BOS 2017. By - Elisa Wouk Almino, Benjamin Sutton, and Hrag Vartanian

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There’s something very disarming about You’s paintings owing to both her choice of palette (lots of pale hues and soft primary tones) and her subject matter (a mix of activities related to child-rearing and domestic chores). But her work is quietly epic. Her seven and a half-foot-tall painting “Destroyer” (2016), for instance, commanded one entire wall of her studio this weekend, its spatially disorienting drama only gradually resolving into a coherent image — that of a god-like toddler imposing his wrath on a toy train set. Likewise, it takes a moment for the cascading waves of “Drain Drain Drain” (2017) to register as what must be art history’s most epic painting of broccoli washing. —Benjamin Sutton


Read full article on HyperAllergic






Open Studios
2017
New York

Join Guimi for the Open Studios event at the Aquarius Studios NYC artist community, as part of Bushwick Open Studios 2017. You'll also have the opportunity to meet 19 other artists and explore their newly opened studios as well as a group exhibition at the gallery space.

Aquarius Studios #17
1116A Wyckoff Ave,
Ridgewood, New York 11385
(4minutes from Halsey stop on the L train)

Opening Reception : 22 Sept. Fri. 6:00-8:00pm
Opening Hours : 23-24 Sept. Sat.-Sun. 11:00-7:00pm