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Black And Blue
Cha, Theresa Hak Kyung
Date Created and/or Issued
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Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
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UC Berkeley, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Art Collection Highlights - Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
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"Black and Blue" is rubber-stamped in upper case letters in black ink on 13 pages. "Blacks and blues" is rubber-stamped in lower case letters in black ink on 1 page. "Blues" is rubber-stamped in lower case letters in black ink on 1 page. Blue paint is added to 2 pages with the "Black And Blue" rubber-stamp.
Cha creates patterns on the paper using rubber-stamp "Black And Blue." In two instances she transforms the rubber-stamp by adding blue paint. "Markings" is defined as the act of making a mark or marks. "Black and blue" is the discoloration from congestion of blood under the skin, as a bruise. In the text Cha is possibly emphasizing black and blue, bruise, hurt, impression. The pain, impression has left a marking physically and mentally. By repeating the rubber-stamp on various sheets Cha emphasizes the existence of many "markings" possibly on one individual or from one situation. The patterns also may signify the occurrences or lapses between the marking. Blue paint may signify "blue" sad and gloomy emotion one feels as result of the "markings."
Work on paper Black ink and blue paint on 15 sheets of paper. w8.25 x h11.75 inches
Cha Collection
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