New Art In The Workplace: Jena H. Kim: Fictional Space



Yet another wonderful installment of Art In The Workplace at our Jason J Kim Oral Design NY office!

I invite anyone to come by Feb.20th - Sept 15th to see :

Jena H. Kim: Fictional Space

Please see below an announcement from the AHL Foundation and check our instagram handle @JasonKimSmileArtist for fun instastories showing off the beautiful pieces! And learn more about Jena H. Kim on her website HERE.

AHL Foundation is pleased to announce Fictional Space, a commissioned solo exhibition featuring works by Jena H. Kim from February 20th to September 15th, 2017 at Jason J. Kim Oral Design Manhattan office (418 E 71st St #5, New York, NY 10021).  Jena H. Kim: Fictional Space will present a series of abstract paintings on wood panel that seemingly unfold and fluctuate between fictional dimensions on a limited flat surface to blur the line between real and imaginative space.

Fictional Space is composed of artworks that present unique interpretations of how space can be recognized. By capturing a certain area in a frame such as windows, entrances, arches, or wood panels, the moment is captured and viewer's attention is suddenly focused on the arrested subject.

The physical space of the wood panel is limited and defined, but the world that the artist is unfolding within it is rather fluent and unstable. In other words, the abstract composition of bold lines and forms suggests an imaginative dimension inherent in the fixed solid area.

According to Kim, her works that subvert the “concrete” space for a more fluid one is an attempt to blur the line between the real and fictional world.

Born in Busan, Korea, Jena H. Kim received her BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art and Science and her MFA from Yale School Art. Jena Kim’s works has been widely exhibited in the United States and Korea including the Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York; The Queens Museum of Art, Queens; Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea; Paik Hae Young Gallery, Seoul, Korea; Tenri Gallery, New York; Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York; and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea; Gallery HO, New York and Next Door Gallery in Seoul, Korea. She is also a recipient of the 8th Korean Arts Foundation of America award and was accepted to various residency programs such as Smack Mellon Artist Studio Program in 2007, Santa Fe Art Institute in 2013 and MMCA Changdong International Artist Residency Program in 2014. 

This exhibition is presented as part of AHL Foundation’s Art in the Workplace Program, which exhibits contemporary artwork in the 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 Oral Design Center with the public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support has been provided by Kiss Products and Bank of Hope.