Turn Gallery is pleased to present Daniel Um's Lullaby open in our Parlour Room, marking Um's first solo show in New York.

Daniel Um explores the liminal space between wakefulness and sleep, summoning a hypnagogic plane by drawing from both his personal history and an imaginative inner world. Um's painted beings are often solidarity, dwelling within lush dream-like night scapes, spaces where fantasy and reality merge. Fragmented memories infused with emotion transform into mysterious stream of conscious narratives.

Guiding the exhibition's tempo is Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5 - Fourth Movement, Adagietto, a piece that evokes the feeling of existing as a small part of vast and enchanted universe. Um's compositions project a similar sentiment with small figures nestled into soothing landscapes built by dense, repetitive strokes. Deliberate mark making in warm and cool tones and layers of oil pastels and paint ripple against each other, creating a symphony of hues and images that seem to glow from within. The viewer is invited into a private moment of solace, a lullaby suspended in time.

Daniel Um was born in 2001 in Seoul, South Korea and works in New York City. He participated in group exhibitions at Gallery Hussenot, Paris, France; Turn Gallery, New York, NY; Linseed Projects, Shanghai, China; Long Story Short, New York, NY; Hew Hood Gallery, London, UK. He has presented a solo exhibition at the Oostmeijer Residency (Painters Painting Paintings) in Amsterdam, NL.

How to Close a Tulip will open Wednesday, October 26th from 6 - 8 pm. The show will be on view until December 10th. We are located on the 2nd floor of 32 East 68th Street NY, NY 10065. The gallery is open Wednesday - Saturday 12 - 6pm. For further information, contact Annika at ap@turngallerynyc.com.