Fowler Arts Collective is pleased to present Rocking on Empty an exhibition of work by New York artist, Hyun Jung Cho.
In her work, Hyun appropriates and repurposes found objects and everyday cultural ephemera such as tires, guitar picks, and chains and assigns them new, idiosyncratic meanings. She inscribes her works with catchy, self-devised phrases such as “Rocking on Empty,” “YA YA YA,” or “Hunky Funky Junky.” Most recently, Hyun has been making sculptural assemblage using discarded mechanical parts and other found objects combined with rock and roll memorabilia. She reconfigures and manipulates these elements until they have a new vitality while still referencing nostalgia in a slightly disorienting and playful way. Hyun's improvisational works aim to reflect the living streets and situations that provided her sculptural materials and objects.
South Korean-born Hyun is a New York based artist who received her BFA with Honors from Sydney College of the Arts in Sydney, Australia, in 2009. She obtained an MFA from Parsons The New School for Design in 2012 and has exhibited in New York City and Australia. Most recently, Hyun's work has been featured at Apt16 Artspace in Newark, NJ, Parsons the New School’s 25 East Gallery, and The Kitchen in Chelsea.
Please join us for Rocking on Empty's opening reception on Friday, March 22nd from 7-9 pm. The exhibition will be on view from March 22 - April 1, 2013, and can be viewed by appointment. For more information on the artist, visit her website here: hunkyfunkyjunky.com