New York artist's first solo show unveiled at NE gallery this weekend

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August 19, 2013
By: Mike Munzenrider
Mike Munzenrider

New York-based artist Sougwen Chung’s first solo show, Chiaro/Oscuro, opens at Public Functionary on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 8 p.m.-1 a.m.

The show, as described by the gallery, “celebrates the interplay of light and dark, the tangible and intangible, the old and new.” It will be made up of more than 30 works, including a large installation that will highlight the Chung’s work process, drawing, digital reproduction, animation and projection.

The exhibition is “light enhanced,” and best viewed after sunset. The show will run Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 27; Friday hours are 8 p.m.-12 a.m. and feature activities, Saturday hours are 8 p.m.-11 p.m.

Public Functionary, at 1200 12th Ave. NE, is a crowd-funded non-profit gallery that opened earlier this year.

Having met its initial fundraising goals, Public Functionary has moved into its “Everything Must Grow” fundraising phase, trying to raise $5,000 in order to make the move from a start-up to a sustainable space.

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