Sunday Painting 1/2/11
Each Sunday for the last two decades, Byron Kim has painted a single view of the sky, overlaid with written ruminations from the day. Kim captures the ever-changing formations and shades of blues, grays, and wispy whites in quick, vigorous brushstrokes, treating the canvas as if it were a window or a skylight. The flat passages of diaristic text insert the artist’s daily experiences onto this shared backdrop of human experience. Through this weekly routine, Kim connects the seemingly ordinary moments of life to a fuller, cosmic sense of time.
Acrylic and gouache on canvas, mounted on panel
14 × 14 in. (35.6 × 35.6 cm)
frame: 14 3/4 × 14 3/4 × 3 in. (37.5 × 37.5 × 7.6 cm) (show scale)
Gift of the Contemporary Art Council in honor of Eugenie Tsai and Patrick Amsellem
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Byron Kim (American, born 1961). Sunday Painting 1/2/11, 2011. Acrylic and gouache on canvas, mounted on panel, 14 × 14 in. (35.6 × 35.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Contemporary Art Council in honor of Eugenie Tsai and Patrick Amsellem, 2011.37.5. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Image courtesy of James Cohan Gallery, CUR.2011.37.5_James_Cohan_Gallery_photo.jpg)
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