As part of its ongoing series WindowWorks, Artpace commissioned Los Angeles-
based artist Yunhee Min to link Artpace's façade with an empty storefront on historic
Houston Street in downtown San Antonio. Min used a custom-mixed palette to create
'banded' color field paintings and installations that interact with the architecture they
inhabit and fuse traditions of abstraction and social sculpture. With Double Positive, Min
innovates her approach to site-specific artwork: for the first time she exposes the unique
dimensions of a site by mirroring its irregularities. For the trapezoidal space behind
Artpace's windows, she created a four-sided structure which reveals that, despite
appearing harmoniously square, the area is actually quite irregular. Similarly Min mimics
the interior space of the Stuart Building's four window bays by constructing walls that
highlight idiosyncrasies of each. A conceptual map links the two constructions. This map
appears at each location and in the August 19 issue of the The Current, San Antonio's
weekly alternative newspaper. Through its various manifestations, Double Positive
continues Min's efforts to disrupt traditional relationships to space by combining formal
abstraction with the socially bound practice of site-specific works. On view July 29 ?November 14, 2004 at 445 N. Main Avenue and 306 E. Houston, San Antonio.
WindowWorks is supported by Federal Realty Trust, Reata Property Management,
Inc., Travis Commercial, Shari and John Behnke, Joseph Morsman, David Richards and
Geoff Tuck, James Harris Gallery, and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects.
Organized in Artpace's own Main Avenue windows and in other storefronts across
the city, WindowWorks activates the art viewing experience from the sidewalk level,
extending the dialogue about contemporary art beyond traditional gallery spaces. Past
participants have included artists Jessica Halonen, Cruz Ortiz, and Gary Sweeney.
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