Hong Seon Jang

“HONG SEON JANG: SUGAR HIGH”

A NEW SOLO EXHIBITION FEATURING SITE SPECIFIC SCULPTURE AT THE STAMP GALLERY

Exhibition open from November 3 to December 16

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Thursday, November 3, 2011 5-8pm

Installation artist Hong Seon Jang is noted for transforming common products and manufactured objects that are mass-produced and giving them new contexts and aesthetic possibilities. Through manipulation and reintroduction, he strives to displace his chosen materials from their original function in order to challenge the mundane and preconceived ideas we associate with these objects. Hong Seon Jang is a contemporary artist currently based in New York who received his BFA from Dan Kook University, Seoul, South Korea and earned his MFA in Imaging Art at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY.

Curator Megan Diane Rook-Koepsel states: “In his elaborate installations, artist Hong Seon Jang takes mass produced man-made objects and transforms them into whimsical portrayals of natural phenomena.  Working with ephemeral materials of consumer culture such as bottle caps, magazines, zip ties, and aluminum foil, Jang takes these constructed but transient things that come in and out of our lives and weighs them against that which we see as natural and perpetual.  In doing so Jang’s work challenges us to reconsider the context and meaning of the ephemeral and its relationship to our own existence

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