(TENAFLY, NJ) -- ACC gallery presents "INVISIBLE ROOM", group show, from January 17 to February 11, 2023. This show examines our interpretations of daily life as it fulfills or rejects social norms. How do our connections create a sense of play and intimacy? How is connections also a limiting experience? The artists represented here are concerned with the process of gaining perspective on these experience. The show is curated by Sunhee Yoon.
There will be an opening reception on Saturday, January 21st from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
JeongMee Yoon - Born in Seoul, South Korea in 1969, she majored in painting at Seoul National University, Seoul, photography design at Hongik University, Seoul, and studied at the School of Visual Arts, New York, USA.
“My work is about (Korean) working woman who have to juggle many roles simultaneously. I write and wipe out ‘KOREAN’, ‘WOMAN’, ‘MOTHER’, ‘WIFE”, ‘DAUGHTER-IN-LOW’, ‘ENDURE’, ‘SURVIVE’, AND ‘DAUGHTER’ words repeatedly on my face with pure red lipstick. Also, I do banal house matters hardly wearing superman costume in another video work. The piece seems deviant, stupid and serious all at the same time as well as ironic, so viewers fell funny, uncomfortable and smirk with bitter smile. The imagery is a little disconcerting.
JeongMee Yoon - Red Face series, Light jet Print
Jihye Baek is an artist and photographer born in 1986 in Seoul; She received a Bachelor’s Degree from Kingston University in England and a Master’s Degree from Pratt Institute in New York, U.S.A. Currently residing in New Jersey, she works on photography and mixed-media on the basis of female psychology and sociology. “My current work in photography and mixed media deals with the abstract experience of motherhood and domestic life. Images of domestic space and surreal still life images reflect on the happiness of life which create a tension between happiness and sense of emptiness; implicitly and explicitly, suggesting psychological disquiet. Metaphorically, my works are a reference to memories based on unexpected emotions.”
Minjung Lee - “My work employs realistically drawn surfaces of various objects as a sculptural medium. Blurring the line between sculpture and drawing, the work is placed at the conflicting state of being present and represented, and material and immaterial to measure the distance between the physical world and mind.”
Minjung Lee - Mirror Gazing, 2020; 32x25x2.5 inches(framed); colored pencil on museum board, picture frame buttons, artist's frame.
Yukiko Nakashima - My studio practice is an analysis of my identity through unverbalized narratives. I have many stories and emotions untold, just like any woman in today’s world.
The brush strokes are the urgencies. The layering is the scar. The colors are the voices. The drippings are the bodily fluids. The paint blobs are the records of passing time and the open space is the breath taken. The abstraction is the language that I construct to speak my inner most feelings.
I believe it is artist’s duty to continue to speak up, in the manner that she feels is best suited, to say “we are here, and we will not be invisible.”
Eunsun Park currently lives and works in Seoul. Graduated from the Department of Western Painting at Dongguk University College of Art in Seoul and graduated from the National Academy of Rome, Italy.
Selected as a resident artist program at home and abroad, 'D' International Residency Program (Daemyung Studio), Gana Atelier, Changdong Art Studio 1st, Birla Academy of Art and Culture Residence (Calcutta, Shantiniketan, India), Passages ( Trois, France) and the Cite' Internationale Des Arts.
Eunsun Park - A Road, a.d.1/10, 80x54.3cm lenticular 2022
Julia Kadlec-Wagner is Director of the Metro Writing Studio located on the Metropolitan Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University where she Lectures in Academic and Creative Writing. She earned her Certificate to Teach Writing at Montclair State University while helping to establish their First Year Writing Program.
“I have a powerful connection to language often seeing patterns and images in words beyond their written expression. This fascination was supported and developed through reading, writing, and music. Music, as a language beyond words, provides many narrative possibilities. I love taking words beyond their literal meanings. Playing with language, meaning and nonsense, as well as rhythm, is a rich source of inspiration in all my poetry.”
Born in Seoul, Korea, Sunhee Yoon received her MFA from Pratt Institute. She is an environmental installation artist, and art educator. She teaches at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Manhattanville College. She has had 12 solo shows, as well as group shows in the United States, Korea, and Germany.
“The Living Organisms” presented here, resemble parts of the human body, as well as mountains, clouds, and trees that she combines to symbolize the global environment. Much like the mother-child relationship, human beings also have existing relationships with nature expressed in sentiments such as “Mother Earth” and “Homeland”. Using aluminum wire, pipe-cleaners, felt, and yarn, Sunhee combines the physical and biological bonds humans create, and re-imagines them as emotional ties, and ties we create with the natural world.”
ACC gallery is located at 17-19 Washington Street in Tenafly, New Jersey. Acc gallery specializes in modern and contemporary art. Acc gallery represents and supports international contemporary artists in painting, drawing, photography, video, sculpture, and installation. The gallery continually seeking for talented and exciting emerging artists to explore and expand the possibilities of their work.