Hong Seon “motherfather”

Amos Eno Gallery

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Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York presents motherfather, an exhibition of new work by Hong Seon Jang. Jang’s work explores notions of power and mortality and often involves a visual, material, or word pun. Whether it is the way a reclaimed pipe from a church organ looks like a missile when flipped on its side, or using soap and animal bones to mimic a marble countertop, Jang’s work transforms objects into sites where contradictory meanings and symbols reside together.

The exhibition will focus on Island, a mass-produced kitchen island with a countertop that has been replaced by one sculpted by the artist out of soap and animal bones. The work centers the kitchen as the site of both life and death, examining both the willful ignorance of most Americans on the effects of industrial agriculture as well as the exploitation of labor in underdeveloped countries in order to mass produced “luxury” goods like marble countertops.

Hong Seon Jang received his MFA at Rochester Institute of Technology, NY and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME. His awards include: Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program fellowship, Percent for Art Commission, NY, Meet Factory, Prague, Czech Republic, EAF, Socrates Sculpture Park, NYC, Newark Museum, NJ, Museum of Arts and Design, NYC, Sculpture Space, NY, He has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions including Meet Factory, Prague, Czech Republic, Wellin Museum of Art, Clinton, NY, The Jamaica Center for Arts, NY, McColl Center, NC, Smack Mellon, NYC, the Cohen Gallery at Brown University, Providence, RI, The Soap Factory, MN, The Islip Art Museum, NY, Artspace, New Haven, CT, Rush Arts Gallery, NYC, Hangaram Art Museum, South Korea



from June 22, 2018 to July 29, 2018

Opening Reception on 2018-06-22 from 18:00 to 21:00


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