Stars Down to Earth
|When||29 Aug 2012 - 17 Oct 2012|
|Where||The James Gallery, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets
New York, NY 10016
Jiha Moon, Land of HaHaHa, 2010. Courtesy of the artist and Mary Ryan Gallery, NY
Aug 29 – Oct 17 2012
What is the meaning of cultural icons in a world saturated with images and information? Amidst fields of exuberant abstraction, Jiha Moon shares bits of culturally specific popular imagery. Often executed with unconventional materials, including collages of embroidery, silk, and mylar, or traditional handmade Mulberry paper, her investigation of line in both large- and small-scale paintings, drawings, and prints is fluid and complex. She consistently uses methods of handwork, borrowing imagery adopted from women’s crafts and folk imagery from the United States and Korea. In her work, popular symbols playfully question western and eastern culture’s relation to nature, landscape, and advertising imagery, as well as commonly held belief systems of blessings and fortunes.
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