• Rebecca Ness: Threads
    레베카 네스:  타래
    30 August – 24 September 2022
    Presented by Marguo · Hosted by EDIT
    52, Hoenamu-ro 44-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea
    서울시 용산구 회나무로 44 길 52

    Galerie Marguo is pleased to present Threads, a solo presentation of recent works by American artist Rebecca Ness in Seoul, Korea during the week of the first edition of Frieze Seoul. Hosted by Korean gallery EDIT and on view through 24 September, this pop-up exhibition marks the artist’s first exhibition in Korea.

    Almost exactly one year after her first solo exhibition Stepping Out with Marguo, Ness considers her new exhibition as a kind of cheshbon hanefesh, or ‘taking inventory of the soul’, a practice that the artist relates to her Jewish upbringing. Regarding her show in Seoul as an account of the past year, the artist engages the viewer by drawing them into the intertwined fabric of her creative life.

    Comprising three large-scale oils on linen and three small gouaches on paper, the exhibition is titled Threads as, in the words of the artist, each work of the show gives ‘little clues to how narratives are all connected’. By embedding discarded sketches and paintings that match other paintings in the show, Ness reveals in Summer Studio (2022) how she looks back at her works and how she ‘sees’ herself as an artist.


    Artist: Rebecca Ness

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    레베카 네스: 타래 30 August – 24 September 2022 Presented by Marguo · Hosted by EDIT 52, Hoenamu-ro 44-gil, Yongsan-gu,...
    Rebecca Ness, Summer studio, 2022
  • I really needed to make a vulnerable portrait of me in my studio. That was the first thought. Then that thought went to me just being vulnerable in my life, which is when all these other paintings came in one fell swoop.

    — Rebecca Ness
    Photo © Frenel Morris


    Rebecca Ness (b.1992, Salem, Massachusetts) holds a BFA in Painting with a minor in History of Art and Architecture from Boston University, and an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University.

    Best understood as a ‘romantic historian’, Ness excels in transcribing her imagined world and monumentalizing the mundane. In fall 2021, Ness presented her first solo exhibition 'Stepping Out' with Galerie Marguo. 

    Ness has exhibited widely across the United States and in Europe. Her works are included in several important permanent collections like the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, FL; the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; the Kistefos Museum, Jevnaker, Norway; the Long Museum, Shanghai, China; the M Art Foundation, Shanghai, China; and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA.


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