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