Tag: Hong Seon Jang
Hong Seon Jang Untitled
Second Street Gallery
September 6, 2013 – October 26, 2013
Second Street Gallery, a nonprofit (501(c)3) artspace, is committed to offering Charlottesville and the central Virginia region leading-edge new art in perspective and context, and to fostering an active and open appreciation of this art by directly engaging the issues surrounding works by the best contemporary artists in the field.
SSG’s primary mission is to enliven Virginia through access to the best in contemporary art and artists and to inspire new ways of thinking, seeing, and doing. To this end, SSG promotes contemporary artists through the presentation of their work in a professional gallery and encourages an appreciation of contemporary art and culture by educating the public through exhibitions, lectures, workshops, classes, tours, and publications.
David B. Smith Gallery was thrilled to participate in the PULSE Contemporary Art Fair in Miami, Florida this past week. The gallery featured works by Laura Ball, Christina Empedocles, Gregory Euclide, Paul Jacobsen, Hong Seon Jang, Kris Lewis, and Michael Theodore. A few works are still available and a selection of exhibited works can be viewed on our PULSE Miami exhibition page. Please contact the gallery to inquire about availability.
Exhibition catalogue for Labyrinth at the David B. Smith Gallery
May 4th – June 16th, 2012
Hong Seon Jang: Labyrinth
Softcover, 10 x 7-1/4 inches, 80 pages, 45 color images
With contribution by Dr. JP Park, PhD, Department of Art History at the University of Colorado Boulder
Published by David B. Smith Gallery, 2012
Printed and bound in the United States
“Type City, a “metropolis created from moveable type” as NOTCOT calls it, was built by NY-based artist Hong Seon Jang. As you can see in the images below, the feat shows a true love for art, architecture and typography, with quite spectacular results.
Modern moveable type consists of independent characters and ligatures, which from there are assembled into words and then lines of text with a composing stick. Then, everything is bound together into a page image known as a forme.
Yes, computers are wonderful and make this entire process wildly easier — but there is something special about the results that come from a proper letterpress.”
“From afar, Hong Seon Jang’s sculptural cityscapes look like models from a city planner’s office. But upon closer inspection, we can see that eachrising building and skyscraper is capped with a letter of the alphabet! The mini metropolises are in fact meticulously arranged conglomerations of disused typesets.
“Type City is a recent artwork by artist Hong Seon Jang that uses pieces of movable type from a printing press to create an elaborate cityscape. It’s fascinating to watch as the need for printed books and typography wanes, the unused objects themselves are more frequently used as an actual medium….”
Exhibition Opening and Catalogue Launch
Thursday, May 10, from 6-8 pm | Exhibition on view May 10 – July 8, 2012
With a catalogue essay by Roberta Waddell, a renowned print expert and former Curator of Prints at the New York Public Library, the catalogue and exhibition feature new works created by recipients of the Printshop’s Special Editions and Publishing Residencies: Hong Seon Jang, Jennie C. Jones, Darina Karpov, David Kramer, and Enoc Perez.