Danielle Wu

  • View of “Christina Yuna Ko: Bathing in Public,” 2021–22.
    picks November 16, 2021

    Christina Yuna Ko

    Christina Yuna Ko’s solo exhibition here, “Bathing in Public,” is a portal into gauzy childhood memories of escaping into digital screens. Ko deftly demonstrates that not much is needed to evoke the dreamy bathhouse setting that often appears in her favorite Korean soap operas and variety shows. The mere suggestion of a floor drain or fogged window, as we see in the artist’s installation at the gallery, conjure a sensation of warm water from a painted cutout shower head, or of steam rising to fog up a mirror. Punctuated by soothing pastel pinks and baby blues, Ko’s sybaritic aesthetic also evokes