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SOTTO VOCE: Artist Jong Oh Public Talk/Exhibition

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Storrs Campus
Art Building 109 / Contemporary Art Galleries

The Contemporary Art Galleries will present an exhibition of site-specific installations by New York based Korean artist, Jong Oh. The artist’s primary medium is space. His spare constructions sculpt their environments, using negative space to alter viewers’ perceptions of their surroundings.

Oh’s play with light and shadow contributes to a surprisingly magical experience where his sparse use of modest materials and expansive space expose the limits of human perception. Oh compares his work to poetry: “The works become subtle and restrained visual poems. Each only a few lines long, but addressing the universal.”

Born in 1981 in Mauritania, Jong Oh spent his childhood in Grand Canaria, Spain. He earned a BFA in Sculpture from Hongik University in Seoul, Korea and an MFA from the School of Visual Art in New York City, where he now lives and works. "In 2014–2015, he has had solo exhibitions at Galerie Krinzinger, Austria; Jochen Hempel, Leipzig; and MARSO, Mexico City." His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions in Korea and New York and is housed in major private collections. Jong Oh is represented by New York City’s Marc Straus Gallery, which has kindly assisted in the production of Oh’s Contemporary Art Galleries exhibition.

Oh will be on the Storrs Campus from March 21, through the opening of Sotto Voce on March 29. Prior to the artist’s reception from 6-7pm, Oh will present a public talk at 5pm in UCONN’s Art Building Room 109 concerning his artwork and career.

This event is open to the public, and free of charge. The artist’s public talk is partially funded by the Asian/Asian American Studies Institute and the Art & Art History Department’s, Visiting Artist & Scholars fund.


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Asian American Studies Institute (primary), Asian American Cultural Center, Benton Museum of Art, Contemporary Art Galleries, Humanities Institute, UConn Master Calendar

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