Sacred Dialogues

When 29 Jan 2011 - 11 Feb 2011
Where Onish Gallery
521 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
United States
Enquiry 212.695.8035

Green Pas tures, 25 x 45 inches, acrylic on can vas, 2010. Courtesy of the artist and Onish Gallery, New York


Jan 29 – Feb 11, 2011

Opening Reception: Saturday, Jan 29, 3-6 PM

Press Release:

Onishi Gallery is pleased to present David Chang, a Korean-American artist based in New York City, exploring the art of western callig­raphy within a contemporary context. Using hermeneutics, a study of the theory of interpretation, as his tool for investigation and drawing on the principles of eastern and western calligraphy, he creates a paradigm based on the transformative process of sacred text, space and ritual.

David Chang’s art merges eastern and western calligraphy with a philosophical pursuit pertaining specifically to text based work. Using tools and techniques from western calligraphy (the Italian humanist documents, the German expressionist stroke and the English round hand), he has spent the last ten years developing his unique style or stroke. He has pursued his art education by seeking out and studying with western calligraphy masters over the years; most notably, John Stevens, Brody Neuen schwan der and Denis Brown.

He was born in Seoul, Korea in 1971. This past fall, he was a part of a group exhibition with the Society of Scribes at the National Arts Club in New York. He has also been involved with several group exhibitions internationally.

For more information, please visit onishigallery.com