Hold These Truths

November 13, 2017 - March 14, 2018

NLE Lab: Southeast Queens Biennial

February 9 - April 21, 2018

U-Ram Choe


Jet Hiatus (2005)

Stainless steel, acrylic, circuits, synthetic resins, acrylic paint cryptic


U-Ram Choe's work engages a fanciful dialog of aesthetics and machinery, explores themes of biological transformation, flight, and movement. In his recent work, large-scale metal and plastic automata materialize with such a delicacy and weightlessness that it seems to take on the shape and silhouette of an organic life form. Motors, heat and light sensitive materials add to the intricacy of Choe's kinetic sculptures. For this installation Choe will present “Jet Hiatus” first observed at an airplane scrap site in the Mojave Desert, is regarded as an inorganic creature mutated from the microscopic machine living in a gas turbine engine.