/ De Pree Art Gallery

Ecstasy on the Surface

Leekyung Kang

August 21–September 27, 2019 

Installation piece from Leekyung Kang's exhibition
Virtual experience in the digital form has transformed our perception of reality, and our recognition of the physicality of space has been distorted. By leveraging the tension between digital image and traditional mediums in her show Ecstasy on the Surface, Leekyung Kang, the 2019 Borgeson Artist in Residence, intensifies this distortion. Through mass image duplication, its disorientation, randomness and repetition, there lies a co-existence of the two- and three-dimensional worlds.

Kang earned her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and BFA from Seoul National University. She has taught at Rhode Island School of Design, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar and Idaho State University. Kang has participated in several residencies, internationally including the Fountainhead fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar and the Vermont Studio Center, and her work has been exhibited in South Korea, Doha, Qatar and throughout the U.S.

Press release for Ecstasy on the Surface 

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Artist Talk

Friday, September 27 | 4–5 p.m.
Cook Auditorium, De Pree Art Center and Gallery

Closing Reception

Friday, September 27 | 5–6:30 p.m.
De Pree Art Center and Gallery