Chashama 266 Gallery
266 West 37th Street, 212-391-8151 x 26
December 17 - December 31, 2011
Reception: Saturday, December 17, 4 - 7 PM
Viewing Hours: 10am-6pm
Tai Hwa Goh recently is interested in the irony and the contrast between fragility of prints on paper and concrete architectural element as vulnerable human being and monumental layers of his history. Window, one of the elements of architecture with its effects of transparency and reflection, seems to exemplify the notions of fragility and immateriality. It speaks of the strength of the material architectural, structural and industrial, at once delicate shell and protective casing. Chashama’s windows the interesting show place for her works as boundary of these two contrast aspects, which is feeble but also strong, and isolated but also crossed-over.
Goh’s hand waxed prints which has been created by traditional printmaking techniques is being mounted onto walls, floor, ceiling, and windows (The hand waxing process gives the prints transparency so image can be viewed from outside and inside onto windows). Through the process of folding, cutting, flipping and overlapping the prints, the images are gradually transformed and grow into space questioning about the concept of the reproduction of prints. Its source is two dimensional yet it breaks out into a three dimensional sculptural existence. Crossing over the limit of two or three dimensional understanding, beyond the plane dimensions to find suitable materials in the existing space, her irregular, unfixed, mutable, and continuous installation opens the possibility of multiple interpretations about human being, and art as well, which should be crossing over the edge of the boundary.
Tai Hwa Goh, an artist working with printmaking and paper installation, was born in Seoul, Korea, where she spent her childhood years through college.
Goh received a MFA degree at the University of Maryland in 2004 specializing in printmaking and sculpture. She also received another MFA in printmaking at Seoul National University in Korea back in 2000. Goh had over 10 solo exhibitions and numerous group shows at leading galleries, such as IPCNY (NY), Carriage House (Islip Museum, NY), Flashpoint Gallery (DC), Gallery Aferro(NJ), A.I.R Gallery(NY), Arlington Arts Center (VA), School33 (MD), Space Gallery (Cleveland, OH), and the Consular Office at Embassy of Korea (DC and NY). She was awarded many grants and residencies from Evergreen Museum & Library(MD), Vermont Studio Center (NY), Lower East Side Print Shop (NY), DC Commissions 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. Goh creates artwork in which an innovative integrated medium of printmaking is put together to create a new art form that is symbolic and physical. Its source is two dimensional yet it breaks out into a three dimensional sculptural existence. Layering printed Korean paper (Soon-ji) act as a representational of the human body, life events and its traced experience… the waxed paper creates a delicate translucency allowing through vibration of imagery.
Contact: 201-655-9343/ firstname.lastname@example.org/ www.taihwagoh.com
This exhibit is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts