October Gallery

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Bloomsbury Free
Venue name: October Gallery
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Address: 24 Old Gloucester St
London
WC1N 3AL
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 12.30pm-5.30pm
Transport: Tube: Russell Square

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Jukhee Kwon @ October Gallery Cutting the pages line-by-line into intricate structures, Kwon creates sculptures where the paper spills out like liquid or fabric, or is rolled tightly to create twiggy birds’ nests. One of the stand-out pieces is a wedding dress with a three metre long skirt and equally long train which has been fashioned from just two books. The gallery space lets down the work, though. The front room which houses six of the 11 works is bright and uncluttered, but the back room is stuffed with tables and chairs and seems to be signposted as the cafe, though no drinks were in evidence. Still, the wall-mounted sculptures in this room are impressive, especially an enamel jug spewing out paper like water. October says on its website that it’s committed to promoting the ‘Transvangarde’, the best in contemporary art from around the planet. It would be great if its space worked better to display this art. For more of the latest art reviews, check out www.curatedlondon.co.uk