CHICAGO – Elli Gotlieb Gallery is pleased to announce the gallery’s inaugural exhibition, hosted by industrial design firm, MINIMAL, with solo presentation Untitled by artist Nina Cho.
In Untitled, Cho explores language in a sculptural form, blurring the line between art and product. Across a vast landscape wherein objects occupy wall, floor, and tabletop space, Cho’s process is one in which form follows function as material, finish, and color are exercised to deepen the dialogue of definition.
“With an effective and thoughtful process, design can be more than a temporary means of visual enjoyment; it can have a greater and more durable value. I am interested in the expressive possibilities of design and fine art as I work on projects that blur the line between an art object and a functional product by emphasizing sculptural form. Each piece is in pursuit of the aesthetic of abstraction as I create ambiguity in the form of the object. Focusing on material honesty and the essence of structure I create simplified forms that highlight the beauty of raw material.” – Nina Cho