En Route is a collaborative exhibition. This group exhibition comprise of New York based Artists; Jihye Baek, Jiin Ha and Suhee Kang. The exhibition will have the similarities and differences by approaching various media and also the aim of the exhibition is to exert a fine influence on audience.
En Route will discuss the variety of social factors that have influenced individual and its relationship to contemporary now. The artworks that became a symbol of itself: reflections on Identity of artist and contemporary.
The theme of work that Jiin Ha focus on is rediscoveries of little things that are overlooked and thought to be worthless. When she makes work with garbage, the garbage becomes something people look at.Everything has its own history. While considering the history of each object, she attempts to transform them into a new form. Therefore, in her work, the process of finding a trace in an object, deciding whether to transform it into something else or to just leave it is also very important. For her, trace is the fact of evidence and clue that something was existed before.
Jihye Baek's current work in photography and mix media deals abstractly and metaphorically with the experience of being a mother. Images of her-self and images of domestic space, including interventions in that space with materials to create a tension between the sense of translucence and opaqueness; amplitude and emptiness; order and disorder; and stability and inner chaos; suggesting psychological disquiet. As a mother, it is her responsibility to find balance, to stay calm and achieve a spiritual tranquility. As an artist, she incorporate the discordant and resolve threads of anxiousness and fear, creating unexpected juxtapositions of materials and imagery. The unique material such as urine test strip evokes presence and revelatory feeling that helping the artist to achieve self-awareness and self-acceptance. Metaphorically, these disparate currents reference the complexity of her experience with motherhood.
Suhee Kang have been exploring these ideas of cross-cultural identity, hybridity and diaspora with a focus on issues of social practice and cultural expectations, within her art practice. In contemporary culture, she believe there is a fixed framework that is made up of rules and laws. People must live within these boundaries whether they want to or not. Through her art work, she is questioning these cultural and social conventions: "All of my work are required labor-intensive process art making, which are become an obsessive and meditative act to me as artist." As she spend time in physically making the works, which are mirrors the time spent in contemporary society. she believe that Machinelike process of her series works help to viewer for understanding may be analogical and also practical in art works.
Feb 23 - 26, 2017 / 11am-6pm
Opening Night: Feb 23 / 6-8pm
2 Rivington St
Suhee Kang (firstname.lastname@example.org web-suheekang.com)
Jihye Baek (email@example.com web-jihyebaek.com)
Jiin Ha (firstname.lastname@example.org web-jiinha.com)