| S U N G H E E J A N G
February 23rd – March 17th
SUNGHEE 2012 Press
Gallery Henoch is pleased to announce the second solo exhibition of SungHee Jang. SungHee received her MFA from The School of Visual Arts in 2007 and has exhibited her work throughout the United States as well as in her native country, South Korea.
SungHee strives to decode the relationship between materiality and “nothingness” through the use of light and reflection. The artist depicts scenes of highly polished architectural elements in which floors and walls seemingly implode to reveal vast empty spaces. Vividly hued and bright white reflections appear amorphous and ethereal in contrast to the rigid structural elements. Paradoxically, it is within the voided spaces that we find the most substance. These washed-out planes assume an emotional presence and psychological weight that demand our attention.
SungHee further captures the ethereal quality of light through her use of p erspective. These scenes of interiors, often depicted from below, are not unfamiliar. And yet they possess a certain uncanny quality that would otherwise go unnoticed. The sun’s glare, for example, filtered through the shape of the unseen windowpanes in Gallery Room, transforms to exaggerated proportions when seen from a low angle. The light seems to distort the space around it, adding another dimension to the room. SungHee imbues this “nothingness” with character and meaning that nevertheless remains gracefully ambiguous and true to its immaterial nature.
Top: BLOOMINGDALE’S, oil on linen, 44″ x 57 1/4″
Middle: PV, oil on linen, 76 1/2″ x 51″
Below: GALLERY ROOM, oil on linen, 39 1/2″ x 78 3/4″