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WonJung Choi

Tandem Pursuits: Armor and Ichthyology 
Glyndor Gallery | September 15–December 1, 2013

Fearless, 2013
Antique silverware, antique chain mail, metal and string
37 ¼” x 48” x 26”
Courtesy of the artist

Korean-born artist WonJung Choi’s sculptural installations relate her experience as an immigrant to the adaptation and evolution of animals. In the south gallery’s fireplace, the artist has created an installation of hanging fish made from antique silverware, chainmail and other metal parts. This piece is a continuation of earlier works in which fish take on different traits and characteristics, a representation of the artist’s own adaptation to a new culture. These earlier sculptures, made of thin, transparent plastic sheets drawn on with clear hot glue, appear fragile and weightless. Fearless was created for this exhibition, the fish are clad in a protective shell of metal armor, which speaks to the artist’s continued evolution.

Choi has had solo shows at H.P. France Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT; and PH Gallery, New York, NY. Her work is on view this fall at Mixed Greens, New York, NY has been shown at the Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY; Cuchifritos Gallery, New York, NY; Arario Gallery, Seoul, South Korea; and the Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, South Korea. In 2008, she took part in Artists Alliance Inc.’s LES Studio Program. Choi received a BFA from Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea, and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY.

Pictured above:
Fearless, 2013
Antique silverware, antique chain mail, metal and string
37 ¼” x 48” x 26”
Courtesy of the artist
Photos: Ken Goebel 

The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts. 
 

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