Frieze New York 2022: with Tina Kim Gallery
Tina Kim Gallery: Spanning the breadth of our roster, from Dansaekhwa icons to luminous contemporary figures, Tina Kim Gallery (A9) is pleased to present our booth for Frieze NY, marking the debut of the Pacita Abad Art Estate with the gallery.
At Frieze NY, Abad will present Weeping Woman (1985), a standout work from her Masks series of trapunto paintings, a form of quilted painting the artist originated by stitching and stuffing her painted canvases instead of stretching them over a frame. Accumulating materials, techniques, and subjects from her vast travels, oftentimes within the same composition, Pacita Abad (1946-2004) was uniquely positioned to explore modernity’s uneven development with the greatest care, as a figure born outside of the metropole. Her oeuvre featured an immense array of subject matter, from tribal masks and social realist tableaus to lush and intricately rendered underwater scenes and abstractions.