Canadian Architect


David B. Jang: Exercising Value

March 11 - March 25, 2016
Gallery on Wade, 87 Wade ave. #302, Toronto

08_SubjectivityValue copyDavid B. Jang

“Exercising Value”

March 11 – 25, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, March 11, 6 – 10pm

Exhibition Continues: March 12 – 25, Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 6pm

Gallery on Wade is pleased to announce the work of David B. Jang. This exhibition titled “Exercising Value”, is the result of a diverse body of work whose objects represent the ongoing artist approach with consumer material and technology with the underlying logic of a mad tinkerer, a product code breaker, and installations of kinetic play as well as two-dimensional works of raw geometric abstraction. The manifestation is a by-product of systematic inventions that uses consumer electronics, household appliances, and appropriating the detritus. These products stop to exist when their use-value has been consumed. Jang’s installation titled “Subjectivity Value” consists of automated window slats that open and close, as if performing a dance or communicating with one another. Walking through a room shaped by the walls of blinds, they transform the space and light by expanding and contracting, revealing and concealing.

His two dimensional work have the same property with their minimalist grid offering the same for a repetitious visual projection between the work and the viewer. Yet these works are built of found and reused objects (soda cans, wood board and left over paint material from construction sites). The combination of the industrial manual over and over again process, and the impersonality that arrives from serial Minimalism, gives the work its creative energy. These resemble machine like finishes but are hand built and purposely selected.

David B. Jang presents us a body of work that uses a combination of ordinary materials that are discovered, painted, cut, pasted, and sanded, to achieve art references to history and our awareness of daily consumption and waste. These is how Jang achieves his proportional relationship by giving us a message through his work with material selection that teach us to search for our own balance in the world and our developed conscious to our ordinary way of selection and disposal.

This is the artists’ first solo exhibition in Toronto. He is represented by Gallery on Wade in Toronto, Canada and lives in LA, California.

Gallery on Wade hours are by appointment.

Parking is available on street level.

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