Sung Jang: Given

Opening: Saturday, Nov 6, 2021 11 am – 6 pm
Saturday, Nov 6 – Dec 18, 2021

1709 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

In his second solo exhibition at Volume Gallery, Chicago based designer Sung Jang presents symbiotic combinations of found stones buttressed by lattice bases. The deliberate combinations are analogous to humanity’s relationship with nature—rock and grid representing nature meeting human reasoning. With their light touch, the pieces reflect a traditional Korean dynamic with nature, one of appreciation and respect.

“My inquiry started from the question of the role of the maker. Taking on the Korean design mindset, my work was limited to finding the object from nature and merely situating it for human use. A found stone is supported by a fabricated structure to offer function as seating or table surface, allowing the user an interaction with unprocessed nature.” -Sung Jang

Each object is usable as either a chair, stool, or small table. The pieces propose that the found stones have inherent value and embody a delight in finding use and significance in natural objects and states.