October 11 – November 3, 2012 Opening Reception: Thursday, October 11, 6-8pm
DOOSAN Gallery New York is pleased to announce Threshold, a solo exhibition of Jihyun Lee, from October 11 to November 3, 2012. The exhibition occupies her major paintings and premieres her early works. Lee is known for her large-scale paintings which involve rearranging and juxtaposing of places present in her daily life with famous landmarks. Her continual exploration of indefinite narratives manifests synthetic memories between the places to another and they approach the viewer unexpectedly. In this exhibition, Threshold, which is an architectural term that refers to a doorway or a doorsill, her work expresses the synthetic recollection and phenomenon that occur within the unconscious mind. By converging disparate places into one picture plane, Lee reveals the fact that our consciousness is composed of numerous layers that have neither the beginning nor the end. Throughout her works, she constantly stretches the notion of contemporary painting and attempts to go one step further by spanning the gap between what is seen and what registers in our memory. Jihyun Lee was born in 1978 in Seoul Korea. She received her B.F.A and M.F.A in Painting form Sungshin Woman’s University in Seoul, Korea. She has had solo exhibitions at Arario Gallery (2008, Seoul, Korea/ 2006 Beijing, China), Gallery SunContemporary (2006, Seoul, Korea) and doArt Gallery (2005, Seoul, Korea). Her work has also been included in group exhibitions at Arario Gallery (2011, Seoul, Korea), Interalia Art Company (2011, Seoul, Korea), Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (2009, Marugame, Japan), DOOSAN gallery (2009, Seoul, Korea), Seoul Museum of Art *2006, Seoul, Korea), Busan Museum of Art (2005, Busan, Korea), Ilmin Museum of Art (2004, Seoul, Korea), and Alternative Space LOOP (2003, Seoul, Korea).
About DOOSAN Gallery and DOOSAN Residency in New York
DOOSAN Gallery New York and DOOSAN Residency New York are dedicated to discovery of and support for young and emerging Korean artists. Managed by DOOSAN YONKANG Foundation in Seoul, Korea, DOOSAN Gallery New York is Korea’s first non-profit organization to be officially recognized by the State of New York and the New York City Department of Education. The organization provides artists with resources, such as studio and exhibition space and housing in New York City. The organization’s mission is to serve as a gateway to significant exposure and opportunities for the artists by nurturing their creativity and helping them share their work with a broader audience.