Perhaps then the reality of her murder in the SoHo district's Puck Building might not be such a slap in the face.
Tethered by her untimely death, the caliber of Cha's contribution to the art world remains a puzzle. Yet the aesthetic pulse of the day orders one to ignore the conceptual fray. Cha is a thoroughly detail-oriented literary and visual artist. Her methodical work doesn't entertain or dazzle. It is open-ended in a way that requires its audience to supply part of the vision.
THERESA HAK KYUNG CHA: EARTH
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