ISCP TalkFebruary 15, 2011
Salon: Ana Santos and Jinny Yu
Ana Santos will present some recent works resulting from her studio practice as well as projects she developed outside the studio. Santos’ work explores the relationship between thought/action and thinking/practicing. It also evolves around the idea of drawing as projective art, creating a specific type of ‘distance’ with the materials used and final form. She relates to materials in a direct and pragmatic way, looking for the shortest gesture that may transform things. Ana Santos lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. She participated in various group shows including Uma mesa e tres cadeiras, Etic, Lisboa, Portugal; Drawing by Numbers, Espaco Avenida 211, Lisboa, Portugal and Bolseiros e finalistas do Ar.Co, Espaco Tranquilidade, Lisboa, Portugal.
Ana Santos’ project has received support from Build It Green NYC.
Jinny Yu will present works realized during her residency at ISCP as well as some of her past works. Yu is a painter whose practice considers the complexities of visual spatiality and materiality; her paintings oscillate between the physical and material space of the world, and between the pictorial and more subtle material ‘space’ of the painted surface. Born in South Korea and based in Canada, Yu received her MFA from York University and BFA from Concordia University. Yu is an Associate Professor of Painting at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally and her new body of work will be presented at Pulse NYC in March 2011.