I was awarded the Silver Prize in the 13th Annual Contemporary Visual Arts Award by the AHL foundation which is a great organization which support artists of Korean decent.
The AHL Foundation is pleased to present Multiple Exposure, a group exhibition of works by AHL’s 2016 Visual Art Awardees. The three award winners Yaloo (Ji Yeon Lim), Kira Nam Greene and Soi Park were selected by Alise Tifentale, Art historian and Co-curator of the Latvia Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale, Sharon Matt-Atkins, Vice Director of Exhibitions and Collections Management at the Brooklyn Museum, and Sara Reisman, Artistic Director at The Shelly & Donald Rubin Foundation.
From digital video to painting to photography, the three artists employ vastly different media and process of working. However, they all share a common theme that touches upon desire, accumulation, and transformation in exploring various cultural nuances. Whether capturing a slice of contemporary life through the lens of media saturated Pop culture or the delicate balancing act of immigrants trying to reconcile who they are at the intersection of contrasting cultural and sociopolitical economies, the works in Multiple Exposure present intriguing accumulation of multifaceted interpretations and perspectives.
Similarly, Kira Nam Greene’s work explores sensuality, desire and consumption through the juxtaposition of lush still life of food with abstract geometric elements and decorative motifs from both Eastern and Western cultures. Greene employs multiple layers of diverse media such as oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolor and colored pencil to create bold colorful surfaces filled with complex web of Pop Art tropes, subversive advertising, feminine sexuality, transcultural patterns and design traditions, as well as disparate cultural and sociopolitical realities.