OAKLAND, Calif. – Clars Auction Gallery has been selected by the Honolulu Museum of Art to represent the sale of the installation In Many Things To Come by contemporary artist Won Ju Lim (American/Korean, b. 1968). Won Ju Lim’s installation, which was on exhibit at the Clare Luce Booth Gallery at the Honolulu Museum of Art in 2006, was specially commissioned by the museum as part of their series of exhibitions of the works of international contemporary artists.
Clars will offer this work for bidding as part of the Oct. 7 auction of fine art and antiques. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.
Won Ju Lim has quickly gained international acclaim for her creation of evocative architectural forms that are illuminated by projected moving and still images, using cinematic spectacle to create animated monuments and landscapes. Through her use of color, shadows and light, she takes viewers on an imaginative journey evoking both fantasy and nostalgia.
In In Many Things to Come, Lim chose to focus on Hawaii with the premise that a visitors experience of Hawaii is, in part, a packaged commodity manufactured by a powerful tourism-industrial complex. The recognition of this aspect of Hawaii raises questions about the process of conveying, representing and remembering the essence of Hawaii. The materials used to create this work include aluminum foil and Plexiglass, papier-mache and colored glue sticks – the combination of which gives activity and vibrancy to this piece.
In all of Won Ju Lim’s work, her inspiration comes from pop culture, films and worldwide urban experiences mixing them all together to create her “haunting” installations.
Public preview will be available Friday, Oct. 5, from 1 to 6 p.m. PDT and beginning at 9 a.m. on both Saturday, Oct. 6, and Sunday, Oct. 7. To schedule a private preview, call the offices of Clars Auction Gallery at 510-428-0100 or email email@example.com.
Clars Auction Gallery is located at 5644 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94609.
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