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Hot, Hot Summer Studio, 2011-2014 Oil On Canvas 68 X 85 In
FIELD NOTES

1100 South Hope Street
Suite 105
Los Angeles, CA 90015
September 18th, 2014 - October 25th, 2014
Opening: September 18th, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.pyogalleryla.com/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
downtown/east la
EMAIL:  
info@pyogalleryla.com
PHONE:  
213.405.1488
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday through Saturday; 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
TAGS:  
painting, figurative

DESCRIPTION

PYO Gallery LA is pleased to present Field Notes, an exhibition of paintings by three artists,

Andrew Foster, Tsai Shih-Hung and the late Jin Ho Song.

The exhibit consists of paintings that survey material, social and spiritual concerns using

human forms to create a strong emotional bond with the viewer. At first glance the

observations of these three artists appear stylistically unrelated, yet within their differing

processes, they capture statements about irony and transcendence.

Andrew Foster's paintings blend whimsy and sensuality within a field of jewel like colors

to deliver a subtle social critique. His uninhibited use of color provides for an intense and

intimate portrayal of the situational irony that only an ethnographer could articulate.

Jin Ho Song’s compositions fuse fields of abstraction with forms that appear to wander

through clouds of color. His shadowy characters appear disengaged from the material and

instead sing about the spiritual realm, a reminder to live fully.

Tsai Shih-Hung paints about surveillance, the ever-present military industrial state and

the dehumanizing effects of technology. In his work Tsai contrasts images of of war with

shooting stars, to express a hopeful desire that digital technologies can someday be used to