New Art In The Workplace: Changha Hwang's Alphabet

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I am excited to announce that tonight (Monday July 24th) we will have an opening reception for the latest installment of Art in the Workplace at one of my labs - this time at Jason J Kim Dental Aesthetics on Long Island. We are all so pleased to present a one-year commissioned exhibition of artworks by Changha Hwang!

  • Opening Reception: Monday, July 24, 5:00-7:00 pm 
  • Location: Jason J. Kim Dental Aesthetics, 5 Harbor Park Dr., Port Washington, New York
  • Viewing Hours: M-F 9am – 5pm

 

Learn more about this brilliant artist Changha Hwang: http://www.changhahwang.com/

The AHL Foundation, in partnership with Jason J. Kim Dental Aesthetics, Hwang’s tactile and abstract paintings will be on view at the Jason J. Kim Dental Aesthetics located at 5 Harbor Park Dr., Port Washington, New York from July 17, 2017, through July 15, 2018. 

Hwang’s vibrant paintings utilize grids, smears, hatchings, and cross-hatching to explore the complexities of interwoven spaces. Multiple layers of paint and marking make forges and modulate color relationships while simultaneously creating tension and dissolving spaces. The bold and abstract paintings in Alphabet will be on view for one year.

Changha Hwang is a painter living and working in New York City. He received his BFA from Parsons School of Design and acquired his MFA in Painting from Hunter College City University of New York. Hwang has had numerous solo exhibitions in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, Korea and United States since 2002. Recent group exhibitions include TEN, Cindy Rucker Gallery; Shades of Time, Queens Museum of Art; Operating System, Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery; Children of Grid, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning; and Continuing Color Abstraction, The Painting Center. Hwang was the recipient of The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant in 2014.

This commissioned exhibition is organized as part of AHL Foundation’s Art in the Workplace Program, which exhibits contemporary artwork in a work environment to create greater exposure for talented artists while fostering easier access and support for the arts within the business community. The Art in the Workplace program is presented in collaboration with Jason J. Kim Dental Aesthetics with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.

New Art In The Workplace: Sei Ryun Chun: Eternal

Excited to announce that today there will be an opening reception for the latest Art in The Workplace program that I am proud to sponsor. See below for more information on the location and time of the reception and for more on this incredible artist, Sei Ryun Chun

 

Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 19, 5:30-7:30 pm

Location: Bank of Hope. 16 West 32nd Street, New York, NY 10001

Viewing Hours: M-F,9am – 5pm

 

This exhibition is part of AHL Foundation’s Art in the Workplace Program, which exhibits contemporary artwork in a work environment to create greater exposure for talented artists while fostering easier access and support for the arts within the business community. The Art in the Workplace program is presented in collaboration with Jason J. Kim Dental Aesthetics with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.

 

Read more about artist Sei Ryun Chun:  http://www.seiryunchun.com/

The AHL Foundation in partnership with the Bank of Hope is pleased to present a six-month commission of artworks by Sei Ryun Chun to be on view at the Bank of Hope Manhattan Branch from July 19, 2017 – January 12, 2018.

Sei Ryun Chun’s solo exhibition, Eternal, will include 24 artworks that incorporate mixed media such as canvas, wood, leather that is stained with tea, traditional Korean ink, and painted on top to reveal remnant of the tea that has been absorbed to produce the static residue of time. Chun’s work is heavily influenced by "Gyubang" culture - a traditional lifestyle of Korean women with a focus on knitting, painting, and tea making. Her abstract expressionist work explores the ideas of “chun-ji-in (heaven-earth-human)” through her circular works that represent heaven and rectangular works that represent earth while threads symbolize the relationships and connections of human beings.

As an expert of the traditional Korean tea ceremony, Chun actively incorporates tea as part of her paintings—tealeaves and stains become a visual element while they provide a subtle fragrance to the paintings. With these elements made available to the viewers through work, she aims to provide an experience that viewers are invited to the artist’s tea ceremony and her meditation routines.

Born in Busan, Sei Ryun Chun majored in Fine Art at Konkuk University studying sculpture and painting. After graduation, she taught at Shinjung middle and high schools. In 1981, she moved to the U.S and studied etching at the New Milford Art Center in New Jersey and New York University in New York. She has had 14 international solo exhibitions and her work has been exhibited around the world including Korea, Italy, France, Germany, and the United States. She is also the Executive Director of Oms Art and has written extensively about art. 

This exhibition is part of AHL Foundation’s Art in the Workplace Program, which exhibits contemporary artwork in a work environment to create greater exposure for talented artists while fostering easier access and support for the arts within the business community. The Art in the Workplace program is presented in collaboration with Jason J. Kim Dental Aesthetics with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.

For further inquiries about the exhibition or our programs, please contact 212-675-1619 orinfo@ahlfoundation.org.

 

JKODNY Sponsors A New Art Exhibit in Brooklyn: Fertile Ground

Jason is proud to announce his sponsorship of another exhibit in collaboration with the AHL Foundation

Fertile Ground

- May 4, 2017 – May 28, 2017

- Location: Ray Gallery, 55 Washington St #721, Brooklyn, NY 11201

- Hours: Mon, Tues 12-6PM, Sat 12-3PM, and By appointment

- Curators: Eun Young Choi & Inkook Choi

- Artists: Tai Hwa Goh & Yeon Ji Yoo

- Additional events: Dumbo Open Studio (May 13 & 14)

Learn more at: http://www.ahlfoundation.org/fertile-ground/ 

 

The AHL Foundation and Ray Gallery are pleased to present Fertile Ground, a co-curated exhibition by Eun Young Choi and Inkook Choi.

Fertile Ground will showcase the works of two Korean-American artists, Tai Hwa Goh and Yeon Ji Yoo, who address re-imagined memories and the cycle of life through powerful and compelling site-specific installations. Goh and Yoo have very distinctive approaches of expression; yet collectively touch upon subject matters of memories, accumulations, and sense of loss. The multi-layered material buildup used in the installations reflect growth and abundance as well as the cyclical displacement of life which once again become nourishment for regrowth.

Tai Hwa Goh creates a delicately layered installation from printed and cut paper. Her imagery evokes biological forms and landscape, reflecting on the accumulation of memory and experience, and the interior and exterior worlds of the human body. She constructs tubes, pipes, and balls brimming with fluid-like stands of paper as a metaphor for the cycle of the body, industrial machinery, and natural phenomena, as well as the endless processes of growth and decay.

Yeon Ji Yoo’s wooded landscapes have the presence of dust and dirt signifying the process of aging and decomposition. Yoo’s reimagined landscape comes from the history of her motherland evoking a sense of loss and pain of the post-war condition yet retains a dreamlike quality. Yoo believes smells and textures, sounds and images trigger the recurrence of a memory like the wind that shifts stale air trapped inside a drawer closed for a long time. Like a time portal, the private grove of trees and seeds seem to usher in things that were forgotten long ago.

Born in South Korea, Tai Hwa Goh received her Bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University and her Master’s degree from the University of Maryland. Her work has been shown at various prominent institutions and art events in New York and New Jersey such as International Print Center New York, DUMBO Art Festival, Islip Museum, William Paterson University, AIR Gallery, and Snug Harbor Center for the Art. She recently had an installation show at Sunroom Project Space at Wave Hill and BRIC. Her list of awards includes but are not limited to Lower East Side Print Shop, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, National Endowments for the Arts, Guttenberg Art, Emerge 11 and Vermont Studio Center. She will be the Artist-in-Residence at the Museum of Arts and Design’s Artist Studios Program in the summer.

Yeon Ji Yoo is a Korean American artist based in New York. She holds a BFA in Advancement for the Science and Arts from the Cooper Union and an MFA from Pratt Institute. Her work has been included in a number of exhibitions at institutions such as the Queens Museum, New York; Brooklyn Museum, New York; Highline Gallery, New York; Russian Art Museum, New Jersey; Glyndor Gallery and the Sunroom Project Space at Wave Hill; New York; and Samek Art Museum; Pennsylvania. In recognition of excellence, she was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2011. She has also been working as a public school teacher for the NYC DOE, portfolio instructor for the Queens Council on the Arts and a drawing professor at Queens College.

This exhibition is organized by the AHL Foundation with the generous support from the New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Jason J. Kim Oral Design, KISS Products and numerous other donors.