Kakyoung Lee's Climbing Up, the inaugural exhibition in this space, features a two-channel moving image projection of a character endlessly climbing up a wooden plank. Lee's delicate moving images belie her time-consuming and intricate process, which involves the creation of hundreds of hand drawings or etchings to produce the final animated work. Lee challenges notions of scale and the viewer's mode of perception with works that serve as witnesses to everyday moments, like waiting to cross the street, that are usually quickly forgotten or unacknowledged. This subject is apt for a storefront exhibition space; the audience includes pedestrians hurrying from one place to another who will encounter the installation by chance.
The West 10th Street Window is curated by Natalie Diaz and Jennie Lamensdorf and is sponsored by the Time Equities Inc. (TEI) Art-in-Buildings Program. TEI is committed to enriching the experience of our properties through the Art-in-Buildings Program, an innovative approach that brings contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists to non-traditional exhibition spaces in the interest of promoting artists, expanding the audience for art, and creating a more interesting environment for our building occupants, residents, and their guests.