46 HESTER STREET

NEW YORK, NY 10002


PRESS RELEASE

 

ALL-NIGTHERS : Jiwon Choi, Wednesday Kim, Sojin Lim

 

August 22nd – August 23rd, 2014

Opening Reception: Friday, August 22nd, 6 – 9 PM

Opening Performance: Friday, August 22nd, 8 PM

 

We are thrilled to invite you to All-Nighters, a two-day exhibition of three emerging artists whose works investigate the

implausible dichotomies of the sensitized and the mediated, the external and the introspective, and the tangible and the

ephemeral.


Nicolas Bourriaud writes: “It is pointless to question who we are anymore, but we should ask ourselves: ‘where we are going?’”

For Bourriaud, the destination, rather than the originality, is the determinant of one’s identity. For those who temporarily lack a

destination - who are in transit, the question of identity is in flux and constantly at stake. All being female and Korean in America,

the three artists, using various media and approaches, hold a dynamic discussion surrounding this shared psychology among

their works.



 Jiwon Choi is interested in media studies and its affect on daily life. Choi’s video installation Blow transforms familiar object and

mundane experience into something alien and even uncanny. It creates an experience beyond visual perception. She believes

that it is the oversaturation of information and virtualization of our daily life that have contributed to the global expansion of

identity crisis today. The homogenization of the world through technology not only deprives us of individuality, but also of basic

perception and sensitivity.



 Aligning with Choi’s exploration of the uncanny, Wednesday Kim incorporates her and other’s subconsciousness in her artistic

practice. From digitally mediated collages to a butt-shaped drum, Kim’s imageries are reminiscent of the original Surrealist

movement almost a hundred years ago, but with contemporary significance. In her new video installation, Kim delves once again

deep down into the mind of modern men who are simultaneously hyper-socialized and estranged from one another.

Awkwardness, Kim believes, hence has become the remedy for individuals in such a schizophrenic time.



 Akin to her past sculptural work, Sojin Lim’s paintings materialize the notion of irresolution. Not having an answer is her way of

confronting and understanding the physical world. Lim’s largely visceral installations carried out a comprehensive study of

crumples and wrinkles, as part of her larger interest in the topology and geometry of nature. This time using paint and brushes,

Lim responds to her immediate surrounding: New York landscape, intercultural relationship, and so on, manifesting a tension

between the mind and a ungraspable reality.



 All-Nighters, the title of the group show reflects the nature of this collaborative project. This pop-up exhibition reminds the three

artists of pulling an all-nighter at school for finals or crit week. During the two-day event, the total open time of which adds to one

whole day, each of them effectively presents a distinct point of view while finding common ground. Unlike any school work,

however, the result of their research is yet undefined.


 Text: Hanlu Zhang

  

 For further information and images please visit below,

WWW.TALKTOJIWON.COM | WWW.WEDNESDAYKIM.COM | WWW.SOJINLIM.COM

 


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SVA Chelsea Gallery

601 West 26th Street. 15th floor. New York. NY


        Sampler: Selections from BFA Fine Arts


  • Saturday, February 2 - Saturday, February 16, 2013

  • Reception: Thursday, February 7, 6:00 - 8:00pm


School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents “Sampler: Selections from BFA Fine Arts,” an exhibition of artworks by

students in the BFA Fine Arts Department, including Sarah Best, Jiwon Choi, Song Chung, Amanda Cote,

Richard Dempsey, Alison DeVito, Danielle Dishy, Wei Dong, Wenye Fang, Anna Fasano, Jocelyn Gilead,

Luciano Gomes da Silva, Jackie Jack, Priscilla Jeong, So Ra Kang, Ha Na Kim, Min Kyoung Kim, Nahee Kim,

Bryce Kroll, Michael Lee, Sojin Lim, Michael Madden, Wyatt Mills, Anna Natoli, Emily Palmer, Joonyeon Park,

Frederick Paxton, Tadeas Podracky, Alessia Resta, Jamie Rubin, Alessandra Solomon, Noe Sosa, Sharon

Steven, Holly Strawbridge, Jeff Swartz and Jia Yoon. The exhibition will be on view February 2 – 16 at the

Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, New York City.


“Sampler” exemplifies the various and numerous ways in which the participating artists develop a working

knowledge of the languages and properties of materials, both traditional and experimental, through the

mediums of painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture and digital sculpture, as well as bronze (in

collaboration with Ben Keating of Keating Studio) and glass (in collaboration with Brooklyn Glass).


The Visual Arts Gallery, located at 601 West 26th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues, 15th floor, is open

Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm; closed on Sundays and public holidays. Admission is free. The

Gallery is accessible by wheelchair, For further information call 212.592.2145.


The BFA Fine Arts Department prepares students to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing field head on.

With a faculty of approximately 100 active artists, critics and curators, a distinguished roster of guest lecturers

and various exhibition opportunities, the department offers direct and multifaceted engagement with the

largest art community in the world. From coursework in anatomy, figure drawing and color theory, to

interdisciplinary workshops in digital and photo-based media, the curriculum provides the broadest possible

means of expression. A digital lab with state-of-the art recording, editing and projection technology, fully-

equipped printmaking facilities and sculpture studios with computerized (CNC) milling machines are among

the department’s many resources.



Tel: 212.592.2145

gallery@sva.edu



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SVA Flatiron Gallery

133/141 West 21st Street, New York, NY


         Prime Time


  • Saturday, September 29 - Saturday, October 20, 2012

  • Reception: Wednesday, October 3, 6:00 - 8:00pm


School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents “PRIME TIME,” a showcase of works in various media by current students

in the BFA Fine Arts Department. Mediums include the traditional and the experimental; painting and

sculptures are exhibited along with video and rapid prototype creations, as well as a piece incorporating

hydroponics. Themes and issues range from personal narratives, portraiture and ecology to metaphorical

associations of blood and “unnatural” nature.


The exhibition was curated by Suzanne Anker, BFA Fine Arts Department Chair, and will be on view

September 29 – October 20 at the Westside Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street, New York City.

Participating artists include Wei DongSo Ra KangMin Kyoung KimSojin LimMichael MaddenDominic

MusaAlessia RestaBrian Schiering,Narae Sung and Jia Yoon.



Tel: 212.592.2145

gallery@sva.edu



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SVA Chelsea Gallery

601 West 26th Street. 15th floor. New York. NY

     

        Material Magic


  • Friday, February 3 - Saturday, February 18, 2012

  • Reception: Thursday, February 9, 6:00 - 8:00pm


School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents "Material Magic," an exhibition of work by students in the BFA Fine Arts

Department. The exhibition is curated by Department Chair Suzanne Anker.  


Anker says, "'Material Magic' is an exhibition that highlights the department's use of various mediums. From

ceramics to painting and drawing, from bronze and digital sculpture to embroidery, from photography to

video, from living aquariums to living terrariums, this exhibition explores the handmade object in relation to

technological output. How does the artist in the 21st century work with an expanded palette of material

options?"


Participating artists include Anker; faculty members Erik Guzman, Ben Keating, and Luis Navarro; and current

students Theodore Boyer, Amanda Brown, Alisa Bukhvalova, Steven Cartoccio, Song Chung, Jillian K.

Cleary, Adelfino Corino, Michael Francis, David Frenkel, Lily Gist, Kayleigh Groves, Shakhed Hadaya, Su

Yeon Ihm, Juhee Kim, Na Li Kwon, Michelle Lamb, Noa Leshem, So Jin Lim, Jennifer List, Michael Madden,

Kelsey Marcus, Lucia Mooney-Martin, Anamaria Morris, Laura Murray, Benjamin Phelps, Alessia Resta,

Jamie Rubin, Brian Schiering, Daniela Silva, Diana Sirianni, Melissa Skiadas, Keijaun Thomas, TK Tram,

Cody Umans, Pari Valad and Fortune Wahba.


The BFA Fine Arts Department at SVA prepares students to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing field

head on. With a faculty of approximately 100 active artists, critics and curators, a distinguished roster of guest

lecturers and various exhibition opportunities, the department offers direct and multifaceted engagement

with the largest art community in the world. From coursework in anatomy, figure drawing and color theory, to

interdisciplinary workshops in digital and photo-based media, the curriculum provides the broadest possible

means of expression. A digital lab with state-of-the art recording, editing and projection technology, fully-

equipped printmaking facilities and sculpture studios with computerized (CNC) milling machines are among

the department's many resources.



Tel: 212.592.2145

gallery@sva.edu