(TENAFLY, NJ) -- Acc gallery presents a special invitational exhibition under the title “out of boundless” from February 14 through March 9, 2023. The exhibition is curated by Hobong Kim. Artists in the exhibition (Kim Kang Yong, Sung-ho Choi, and D. Dominick Lombardi) have worked hard since 1970 to present as a modern artists in their own different mixed media. They are so active in Korea as well as USA and Europe and constantly creating seeking new ways.
Kim Kang Yong - Kim Kang-Yong graduated Hong Ik Univ. and Hong Ik Graduate school, formal professor of Hong Ik Graduate school. He is a Korean Asian Modern & Contemporary painter who was born in 1950, conveyed the realities of life in Korea on canvas in a hyperrealist manner in the 1970s. His longtime subject matter, bricks, has now become the artist’s trademark. KIM’s bricks, presented in a neutral and mechanical representation of real bricks, can be considered as Korean reinterpretation of Hyperrealism.
KIM’s paintings are so distinctive that they paintings are clearly distinguished from traditional figurative art as well as American Hyperrealism, which the artist was influenced by. Thus, what characterizes his work is not hyperrealist technique – it is simulacre, whereby an image becomes independent from the original, turns far more real than the original itself and functions as its own reality eventually. KIM’s hyper-realistic work, an unprecedented innovation, renders far beyond ‘representation.’ They pose fundamental questions about an ‘image’ and a ‘painting’ hence the artist encourages the viewers to contemplate. Ultimately, the artist delivers a far-reaching question: where is the truth and justice in this era in which history, reality and even the future have been rendered as simulacre? This is why we are so drawn to KIM Kang Yong’s bricks, which may seem like a harsh cold-hearted truth at first glance, as they reclaim sympathy and compassion.
His works are owned by art museums, public institutions, and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, and can be seen at famous auction houses such as Christie's and Sotheby's.
D. Dominick Lombardi - Artist, writer and curator D. Dominick Lombardi is a painter, sculptor and mixed media artist working primarily in the realm of Pop Surrealism. He has written for numerous publications including The New York Times, ARTnews, The Brooklyn Rail, Juxtapoz, New Art Examiner and Art & Antiques.
As a curator, he has presented a variety of exhibitions focusing on the environment, social behavior, identity, food, icons, humor etc. in institutions such as the Morean Art Center in St. Petersburg, FL, the Hampden Gallery at Amherst, MA, the Lesley Heller Workspace in New York, NY, and The Housatonic Museum in Bridgeport, CT.
As a visual artist, he has shown extensively in the U.S., in Asia and Europe in solo and group shows. A prolific visual artist, Lombardi’s 45-year retrospective just completed its 3-state tour, traveling from Murray, KY, to Colorado Springs, CO, then to Cortland, NY. The Cross Contamination Series in this exhibition utilizes an abstract field of color overlaid with numerous unique drawings (what he calls ‘stickers’) that are affixed to the surface. The cross contamination of media and purpose offers a dialogue between old and new, progress and tradition, and practice of form versus comic illustration.
Sung Ho Choi - Born in Seoul, Korea, Sung Ho Choi has lived and worked in New York City and Bergen County of New Jersey since 1980. He completed BFA at Hong Ik University in 1980 and received MFA from Pratt Institute, New York in 1984. Nearly 45 years, His works have been shown at the many exhibitions in the Northern and Central America and Asia.
As a bi-cultural artist, Choi has depicted the experience of being the “other,” of contrasts and complexities of minority existing within a majority. Beyond his creative endeavor, he has restlessly worked as a cultural activist, an art educator and data collector in New York City and the various communities of Bergen County since 1988. He co-founded Seoro Korean Cultural Network in 1990 and organized many cultural events including the traveling exhibition, Across the Pacific: Contemporary Korean and Korean American Art at Queens Museum of Art in 1993.
"Most people making marks on lottery tickets hoping to win monetary fortune. I, instead, depict desire, imagination and state of my mind metaphorically on the ticket. Those often form an ironic counterpoint to the everyday meaning of lottery ticket. As if ordinary people choose numbers for a billionth chance, and as if Asian ink painters focus on achieving superb brush strokes with spirit, I am seeking cosmic energy by printing thousands of dots on the field of lottery tickets," the artist explained.
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.