Leaning into the Verse
New York, NY, June 5, 2012 – Munch Gallery is pleased to present ‘Leaning into the Verse’, a drawing exhibition by Gavin Wilson, Hong Seon Jang, Philip Simmons and Gio Black Peter. The artists work in a variety of styles and media, but share an interest for the way our own personal worlds are actively founded, combined and take place in an ever expanding universal image. It is a lyrical interpretation of the lifelong cyclic forces, wherein definitions can seem inconsequential and time warps a reality.
All four artists are New York based and will be present at the opening reception, Sunday June 17, 5-7pm.
The two drawings are from a series of large scale drawings i started in 2010. I photograph all my own scrap and reference for these drawings and collage them together digitally to create my final scene. I then draw from this image to create huge pencil drawings. Some of the common themes that will run through out all the drawings is the nature of macro vs. micro, worlds within worlds, cycles within cycles, the fantastic and incarnating constructs.
Hong Seon Jang:
Dust consists of particles in the atmosphere that come from various sources. Dust in human environments contains certain amounts of human hairs, textile fibers, minerals from outdoor soil, human skin cells, and many other materials. The dust that I collect from my environment contains information of my daily life and how my body organically changes in response to time. Time is the continued progress of existence and events that occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future. However time leaves its evidence behind, which is history. Historical events of time periods have been recorded in many different methods, naturally and artificially. This drawing series is a record of time.
The drawings are inspired by contemporary and classical theories in math, science, and philosophy, including particle physics, cosmology, and string theory. Scientists and theorists have recently made significant strides towards understanding the fundamental structure of the universe, however, the fundamental truths remain elusive and difficult to prove. I see relationships between these ideas and the writings of David Hume, the 18th century skeptical philosopher who questioned our ability to know things with certainty, due to the fallibility of our human faculties.
Gio Black Peter:
four birds fighting by my feet // for my attention they compete // in my hand there are four treats // but only the winner will eat
Mixed media drawings inspired by Capitalism, American Goldfinches & the New World Order.