Art In The Workplace: Featured Artist Jaye Rhee

The AHL Foundation in partnership with Jason J. Kim Oral Design New York Center is pleased to have four artworks by Jaye Rhee on view at Jason J. Kim Oral Design New York Center from May 25 – November 23.

Viewing Hours: M-F 9am-5pm by Appointment Only

Location: Jason J. Kim Oral Design New York Center 418 E 71st St #5, New York, NY 10021

Jaye Rhee revels in the space between the ironic and the poignant. Rhee’s works explore narrative, memory, illusion, poetics, body and movement, music and performance. The works on view include photographs from “The Perfect Moment” series in which a young dancer reenacts a narrative told by an older dancer as she reminisces about her past and “The Flesh and the Book” series where the original members of the Mercer Cunningham Dance Company perform spontaneous and elegantly choreographed movements along five black horizontal bands evocative of a stringed instrument or a stave from sheet music.


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Announcement of Death

It is with greatest sadness that we inform you the passing of Jason’s beloved mother.

Mrs. Keum Kim passed away peacefully on Wed May 4th, 2016, after complications from a stroke.

Viewing and service have been scheduled for Saturday May 7 th , 2016 at 5:30pm at Northern NY Korean SDA Church, 573 NY-303, Blauvelt, NY 10913. Burial will be Sunday morning. Services begin at 9:30am.

In memory of Mrs. Keum Kim, the family requests in lieu of flowers, donation be made to Queens Korean SDA Church 147-15 46 th Ave, Flushing, NY 11355. All donations will be allocated for local evangelism and to support the local community in need.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Jason and his family at this time of great sorrow.

Jason J Kim Dental Aesthetics

Oral Design New York

A New Art Exhibit Supported By Jason J Kim Oral Design New York

Sungsook Setton: Dancing in Silence

April 13, 2016 – October 3, 2016

Location: BBCN Bank, 16 West 32nd Street, New York NY 10001

Viewing Hours: M-F, 9am-5pm

The AHL Foundation in partnership with BBCN Bank, with support of organizations including Jason J Kim Oral Design, is pleased to present a six-month commission of ink paintings by Sungsook Setton to be on view at the BBCN Bank Manhattan Branch from April 13 – October 3. 

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 BBCN Bank with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional support has been provided by KISS Products and Jason J. Kim Oral Design.


Sungsook Setton: Dancing in Silence presents lyrical and vibrant paintings that incorporate Asian ink painting and contemporary subject matter to create modern interpretations ranging from full abstractions to partially abstracted urban and natural environments.

Setton follows a long tradition of East Asian ink painting, a practice that is brutally sensitive to the artist’s state of being. Every breath affects the brush stroke that reveals the artist’s state of body and mind. There is no forgiveness once a mark is made, and the perfect harmony of the mind and body is crucial in producing a satisfactory image for the artist. According to Setton, “[by] enhancing my sensitivity and self-awareness, I am gradually learning how to improve my mind/body coordination and I think that this brings me to a higher plane of spirituality.”

Setton observes and interprets her surroundings, both man-made and natural, using this tradition of mindfulness. She beautifully choreographs elegant and restrained compositions filled with exuberant colors and splatters, gestural swipes and dancing dots to convey a sense of peace and stillness in her work.  Her abstract paintings are reminiscent of action paintings, capturing every spontaneous dynamic movement of the brush as it dances, attacks, and glides over the surface of the mulberry paper. Her more representative works seem to enjoy a slower rhythm that captures the quiet stillness of a timeless moment.

Sungsook Setton is a Korean American artist based in New York. Setton was trained in traditional brush painting and calligraphy under Korean and Chinese masters, and also studied Western art in Germany, the UK and the United States. She holds a BA in Studio Art from Stony Brook University and an MFA in interdisciplinary art from Goddard College. Setton has held over twenty internationally solo projects and her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Queens Museum, Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Islip Art Museum, Long Island Museum, and The Third Taipei International Modern Ink Painting Biennial at the National Museum of History in Taiwan. Sungsook’s multimedia collaboration with musicians have included live painting performances at Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University, Synergy Art Gallery and Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery. She has received numerous awards for her work, including twice Best of Show at the National Juried Exhibition by the Sumi-e Society of America. Currently she serves on the faculty of Westchester Community College, the China Institute and the Art League of Long Island.

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