Exhibitions  >  Chris Ro, Thick As Thieves

Chris Ro, Thick As Thieves

(AUG 10–SEP 11, 2022)
3515 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
About the Exhibition

Thick As Thieves
Works by Chris Ro
Curated by GOBI

Works on view (Lobby)

  1. Priscilla Watson, 2022, Acrylic and graphite on paper
  2. Joshua Rand, 2022, Acrylic and graphite on paper
  3. Rebecca Ulm, 2022, Acrylic and graphite on paper
  4. Norma Joh, 2021, Acrylic and oil on paper
  5. Jill Dana, 2021, Acrylic and graphite on paper
  6. Joonhyub Ma, 2021, Acrylic and oil on paper
  7. Gwen Paul, 2021, Acrylic on paper
  8. Heather Stockton, 2021, Acrylic on paper

In addition to the 8 works installed in the lobby, viewers are encouraged to visit Chris Ro Reading Room at the LINE – a weekend-long room activation consisting of 11 unique books and 4 additional works that provide deep and interesting insights into the works on view. The handmade books hold 11 original stories where Ro imagines the events, actions, and thoughts that surround and make the thieves themselves. Viewers are invited to sit and spend time with these books and engage closely with Ro’s works in this intimate setting.

Books on view (Reading Room)

  1. The Civil Servant and His Only Sin—The Cat Thief
  2. A Man, His Truck, His Fruit and His Thoughts—The Tree Thief
  3. An Older Gentleman and His Slightly Younger Friends—The Loneliness Thief
  4. A Maintenance Man and His Two Jobs—The Double Income Thief
  5. Penelope Richardson—The Hope Thief
  6. Two Men, Their Religion, Their Music—The Christian Thieves
  7. Allan Wilberton Garcia—The Angel Thief
  8. A Woman, Her Mother, Her Boyfriend, His Father and Her Nose—The Recipe Thief
  9. A Woman, Her Addiction and Many Monks—The Virginity Thief
  10. Won Jinsang—The Tree Thief
  11. Gail Hillian Gustafson—The Stomach Thief

Works on view (Reading Room)

  1. Devyn Ross, 2022; acrylic on polycarbonate
  2. Edward Neese, 2022; acrylic on polycarbonate
  3. Emily Riley, 2022; acrylic and graphite on paper
  4. Terry Marcus, 2021; acrylic and oil on paper

About the artist
Chris Ro is a Seoul-based artist who comes from a background of graphic design and architecture. His recent work explores various methods and approaches to the visualization of concepts that normally may be considered invisible. By combining printmaking and painting techniques, Ro examines how traces and the processes of repetition and production lead to questions around originality, humanity, and sincerity. He is interested in humanizing machine-like processes, such as silk screening or printing, by allowing the work to embody more human-like intuition and interpretations. Ro’s work has been exhibited globally and is part of the permanent collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Die Neue Sammlung, National Hangeul Museum, Seoul National University Museum of Art, and Platform-L Contemporary Art Center. Chris is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI).