Brian Curtin

  • Sakarin Krue-on, We Remain, 2008, wooden table, vases, flowers, dimensions variable.
    picks November 18, 2008

    Sakarin Krue-on

    Sakarin Krue-on’s gentle interventions in the colonial-style architecture of this gallery immediately evoke a sense of nostalgia. A painting transcribed from a family-portrait photograph is the most conspicuous artwork; its faint rendering of a group of figures in old-fashioned garb signals times past and raises issues of memory. A conventional aquarium containing a lone fish is positioned alongside the painting. Otherwise, Krue-on largely allows the nineteenth-century building to speak for itself: The artist illuminates an existing ceiling fan to cast a large shadow on one wall, installs an