NEW YORK – RH Gallery is pleased to present Pure Clay: Young Sook Park and Lee Ufan and Contemporary Clay, a group exhibition of sculptures in clay with Kathy Butterly, Nicole Cherubini, Julia Chiang, Naoki Koide, Jeff Koons, Klara Kristalova, Erin McCutcheon, John O’Reilly, Joyce Robins, Arlene Shechet, Shinique Smith, Paul Swenbeck and Ai Wei Wei.
Young Sook Park and Lee Ufan first met in 1979 at Park’s gallery in Insadong, Seoul. United by a shared aesthetic rooted in the belief that there is great complexity in simplicity, their initial collaboration produced a minimalist cobalt blue brushstroke that was applied to a series of dinnerware including plates, bowls, tea pots, tea cups and platters. Their collaboration led to terracotta reliefs and large painted plates among other objects. Pure Clay will show these collaborative works for the first time in New York alongside a selection of Young Sook Park and Lee Ufan’s work.