Detail of Fathom, archival colored pencil and cut paper, 2018
The Oracle Series, a new body of work by faculty member Imi Hwangbo, will premiere at the Art on Paper Art Fair during Armory Week in New York City from March 8-11, 2018. Her work will be shown with the Ellen Miller Gallery at Booth 303 on Pier 36 at 299 South Street.
Art on Paper is an international art fair during Armory week, the premier art event for 20th and 21st-century art in New York City. Art on Paper features eighty national and international galleries presenting photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, and large-scale installations that challenge the notion of what a work on paper can be. Art on Paper 2018 exhibitors includes the Aperture Foundation, the Nancy Hoffman Gallery, and the Tamarind Institute. Last year’s edition of Art on Paper garnered 22,000 visitors.
Imi Hwangbo, a professor in the Studio Art Core program, draws imagery from decorative patterns in Korean folk art, which is celebrated for its simplicity, innocence, and joyfulness. “The Oracle Series” incorporates brilliant pigment using colored pencils on dense paper. Layers of opaque and translucent paper, cut into floral and geometric patterns, are held on pins over the color field. The space between these elements and the viewer creates a kaleidoscopic effect, with patterns shifting as the viewer’s perspective changes.
Imi Hwangbo received her M.F.A. in Sculpture from Stanford University. She has been the recipient of numerous international artist fellowships, with residencies at the American Academy in Rome, the Camargo Foundation in France, Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony. Her work in constructed drawing has been acquired by Fidelity Investments, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong. Her work has been exhibited at the Pavel Zoubok Gallery in NYC, the Ellen Miller Gallery, the David Winton Bell Gallery of Brown University, and the International Print Center New York, Articles and reviews of her work have appeared in The Huffington Post, Art in America, and the Washington Post.
"Fathom," 26" x 23" x 3.5", archival colored pencil and cut paper, 2018