Join us for a special workshop led by artist Jihwan Park that will include a talk about his specific works and art-making techniques that blend destruction and reconstruction. Following, the participants will be encouraged to explore and interpret this method on their own, using various keywords and identifiable pop-art images and reshaping them into creative projects of their own. The participants will have the opportunity to express a wide range of emotions that challenge and build upon individual histories.
Free and open to the public. Registration required.
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Jihwan Park studied at Seoul National University in Korea and completed MFA at Rochester Institute of Technology. By using languages and images, his artworks reveal the contradictions of the art history, semiotic meanings, and the reality of the contemporary art world. The destroyed paintings show the contradiction of the art history that originality comes from the collision of the former art trend. The reconstructed pieces from the paintings into texts show the symbolic meanings, and the installations resurrected from the painting reflects the ironic reality of the marketability of contemporary art. Through the ruins of his artwork, viewers will extend their perception on contemporary art and art history.
The Space in 36.5°C exhibition at Gallery Korea features artworks of six artists that intersect under the broad theme of ‘space’ ranging from interactive art, installation works, photography, and paintings to show how the concept of space (including both the physical and psychological) can be reflected through art.
Where: Gallery Korea at Korean Cultural Service New York
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Image: View from Exhibition Space in 36.5°C at Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Services NY
New New Yorkers and Queens Library Programs are supported by the Altman Foundation and TD Bank. Additional support provided by the Queens Library, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and New York State Council on the Arts.
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