Opening Reception: Friday, January 16 from 6pm to 8pm
The exhibition runs January 16 – February 21, 2015.
Flashpoint Gallery presents Tai Hwa Goh: Lulled Land, the artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. In this immersive installation representing the accumulation of memory and experience, images are obstructed and buried under delicate layers of waxed papers.
Goh creates luminosity in her work by incorporating hand-waxing into traditional printmaking techniques. In the process of folding, cutting, flipping and overlapping printed materials, identifiable objects gradually turn into echoes of themselves. Images evolve from biological forms to landscape, describing the interaction between the inner and outer mass of human body. Through this presentation, the artist says, “I become the extension of nature, and nature becomes the extension of my body.” In Lulled Land, Goh reflects upon the impenetrability and vulnerability of human body, and at the same time, its resilience.
About the Artist
Tai Hwa Goh specializes in printmaking and paper installation. She was born and grew up in Seoul, Korea. She received a MFA degree at the University of Maryland (2004) with an emphasis in printmaking and sculpture, and a second MFA in printmaking at Seoul National University in Korea (2000).
Goh has had more than 10 solo exhibitions and numerous group shows at leading galleries, including IPCNY (NY), Carriage House of Islip Museum (NY), Gallery Aferro (NJ), A.I.R Gallery (NY), Arlington Arts Center (VA), School33 (MD), Space Gallery (Cleveland, OH), and the Consular Office of the Embassy of Korea (DC and NY). She has been awarded grants and residency opportunities by Elizabeth Foundation for The Arts (NY), Aljira Center for Contemporary Arts (NJ), Evergreen Museum and Library (MD), Vermont Studio Center (NY), Lower East Side Print Shop (NY), DC Commission on the Arts Humanities, and Prince George’s Art Council (MD). Her works are included in the collection of the DC City Hall, Lower East Side Print Shop, and University of Maryland. She has lived and worked in the New York area for several years, where she teaches art at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Art Center of Northern New Jersey.
About CulturalDC’s Visual Arts Program
CulturalDC operates Flashpoint and produces public art interventions throughout DC. We nurture talented emerging and mid-career artists by providing opportunities for peer learning and mentorship. At Flashpoint Gallery we showcase bold, new work from artists working in a variety of media including site-specific installations, performance pieces, new media and other experimental forms. As a nonprofit gallery free from the constraints of commercial expectations, Flashpoint provides artists and curators a unique opportunity to take creative risks. An advisory panel of noted artists and arts professionals makes programming recommendations for the gallery and provides mentorship and support to exhibiting artists.
CulturalDC is supported by the Kresge Foundation, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, The Marpat Foundation, The Abramson Family Foundation, The Community Foundation for the National Capitol Region, The National Endowment for the Arts, Jon and NoraLee Sedmak, Washington Gas, Daimler, Microsoft, Edward Lenkin & Roselin Atzwanger, Nordstrom, Inc. and Marvin.
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