Seonna Hong, Caroline Hwang & Saelee Oh at Sloan Fine Art

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Opening tonight in the Lower East Side at Sloan Fine Art is a group show “I Know What You’re Thinking…” featuring Seonna Hong, Caroline Hwang & Saelee Oh.  Go to this.

Exhibition: March 18 through April 11, 2009
Reception: Wednesday, March 18th, 7 to 9 pm

Brought together by years of friendship, an appreciation for alternate materials such as fabric, wallpaper, cut outs and yarn, and an intense interest in human communication (and miscommunication), Seonna Hong, Caroline Hwang and Saelee Oh will take over Sloan Fine Art for their three-person exhibition “I Know What You’re Thinking…”

While Seonna Hong’s paintings exude nostalgia and whimsy, they are equally sophisticated, soulful and elegantly rendered. Having mounted several successful solo exhibitions – at Kaikai Kiki Gallery in Tokyo, Oliver Kamm/5BE in New York, the Knoxville Museum of Art in TN and sixpsace in Los Angeles – Hong takes this opportunity to further explore her love of collaboration and mixed media in several large and small scale two-dimensional pieces and site-specific installation. Hong, also an Emmy Award winning animation art director and the author of the children’s book “Animus,” lives and works in Los Angeles.

Brooklyn-based Caroline Hwang is known for elaborate stitched and quilted work made from fabric, thread and paint. For her current series, she appropriates and reinterprets the nautical flag system, humanizing their imagery and messages with the ideas, issues and predicaments that challenge us all in our daily lives. She will be exhibiting a collection of new “flags” alongside smaller flag-inspired works and at least one site-specific installation. Hwang has exhibited at galleries including New Image Art in Los Angeles, Beaver Projects in Copenhagen, Cinders in Brooklyn, Clementine in New York and Giant Robot in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

With her delicate painted and cut paper pieces and intricate constructions, Saelee Oh embraces a feminine aesthetic and fanciful palette without sacrificing serious ideas. Often incorporating found objects (including one exhibition in which she utilized tampon disposal bags stolen from a ladies room) and elements found in nature such as live plants, sticks and rocks, Oh tells stories of connectedness, alienation, identity and female empowerment. Her work has been exhibited at the Riverside Art Museum, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, New Image Art and Tinlark in Los Angeles and Giant Robot in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, among others. For this exhibition she will exhibit new two- and three-dimensional works.

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