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From white dust to blank page, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha ain't your Yoko Ono
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"Pomegranate Offering" (1975)
Photo by Benjamin Blackwell

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

Through Dec. 20, $5–$8 (free for UC students and children)

Berkeley Art Museum

2626 Bancroft, Berk.

(510) 642-0808

www.bampfa.org

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