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Artforum Critic's Pick: Young Joon Kwak and Mutant Salon at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)

“…These objects cue the themes of Young Joon Kwak’s sculptures: sexual figuration and transformation. For example, Hermaphroditus’s Reveal III (all works cited, 2018), which smartly melds abstraction and realism, renders the body as a sheet of resin bending gracefully under its own weight. Nearby, Surveillance Mirror Vaginis reflects the other sculptures in the room in its vaginal yet convex mirrored surface…

…The lesson is queer: everywhere, becoming…”

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