“You, Me and Us” – 14명의 Group 전시회

You, Me and Us


                          9월 1일 – 14일 까지



Hijo Nam, Soo Im Lee, Nam Kim, Soo Kim

Meejeong Kim, Seokhwan Cheon, Sunhee Yoon

Jeong Min Park, Young Kwon, Soonnam Kim Singer

Inyoung Seoung, Yoeuijoo kim, Sam Cho, Hyunsuk Kim:

(Mariko Reynolds: Butoh artist, Kyoungin Jung: Video & Audio)


Curated by Suechung Koh

Sponsored by

Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation

Elga Wimmer PCC

526 West 26th street, Suit 310

New York, NY 10001


212. 206. 0006



엘가윕머 갤러리(526 West 26st #310 NY City) 9월의 첫전시로 한국문화재단 소속 작가 그룹전시회, 그리고 우리 91일부터 14 까지 2주일간 선보인다.

한국문화 재단의 창단 전시인, 그리고 우리그룹전에는 한인 작가 14인의 작품을 소개 하며, 오일 페인팅, 사진설치, 비데오 아트, 관객이 참여하는 퍼포먼스 그리고 혼합재료 등등의 다양한 작품들이 개인과 그룹 인간의 관계라는 주제하에 전시에 올려지게 된다. 이번 전시는 자연에 종속된 인간들의 관계는 무엇인가 라는 질문들을 우리들 스스로에게 던질수 있고 생각할수 있는 시간을 줄것이다.

뉴욕을 베이스로 활동하는 작가들로 구성된 이번전시의 참여작가로는 이수임, 남희조, 권영, 김미정, 김순남, 여의주, 조석진, 윤선희, 승인영, 전석환, 김현석, 김수경, 박정민, 김남경 등의 작가들 이다. 작가들과 직접 만날수 있는 전시의 오프닝은 9월의 목요일인 96 저녁 6-8이며 무료 입장이다.



You, Me and Us is an exhibition that has to do with relating to others as individuals within a group dynamic. The 14 artists in this group exhibition raise questions about the nature of belonging leading us to think through their work, about our very existence.




Hijo Nam explores energy and movement that she conveys as empty space and fluid line to express her feelings of freedom. The cultivation of receptiveness and acceptance allows her to merge Eastern and Western philosophies in this new series. This iron plate new series will propose us scenery of unification of nature and human being.

Meejeong Kim is inspired by the history of art as subject in her work. She uses the device of appropriation that aligns her to Post- Modern cultural developments. The absorption historical style such as those of Gauguin or Cezanne, and their repetition as familiar elements is validated because the end result reveals something new.

Soo Kim’s installation Pinata is reminiscent of childhood birthday games. Candies fall out of the piñata when it is hit, and as they tumble out, they turn into leaves and then into dollars. Everybody dreams at least once of winning a lottery, a big fortune arriving at once. Through 3D objects, video, and stage settings, viewers get to interact with Kim’s art on-stage and they sympathize with the situation.

Nam Kim’s line drawing on fabric explores the ocean waves as they ebb and flow in the water.  Kim focuses on this subject as a way of expressing the texture of and characteristics of jelly fish in movements and captured by various colors and angles.

Seokhwan Cheon’s project investigates through a tangible interactive art form called Pondang the co-existence between virtual creatures in an artificial pond with humans. The project introduces new concepts and new paradigms for tangible interaction between virtual creatures and information gathered from various physical interfaces in water. The virtual creatures created within a computer are designed with an emphasis on genetic algorithms and evolutionary sounds. Jeong Min Park believes in reincarnation. To Park, each line and dot she paints has a different meaning within the spiritual cycle. The larger theme of her recent ink on paper project is “Come Empty, Return Empty.” which is a Buddhist philosophy. However, although life starts out as nothing, memories will always be part of that life, good or bad.

Soo Im Lee expresses a common thread of people and persons on an abstract level with elements of human interaction and solitude thrown into the mix. They are a mixed batch of emotions with varying levels of intensity. Lee tries to undress reality down to its bones and portray others and herself as she sees them, without all the distractions that can get in the way.

Yoeuijoo Kim’s work is like a ‘collision’ in space, time, color and the rules of nature. Kim’s intent is to create images that instead of being harmonious collide with each other to result in new forms. Kim is living a nomadic life in a set of segments, frames, colors, realizing that she has little, if any, control over them. They ultimately drag Kim into their world until she disappears by becoming one with them.

Inyoung Seoung expresses the correlation between unconscious feelings and conscious ideas. She believes that consciousness continuously forces us to act in certain ways in order to be accepted by society.  Seoung’s works are focused on depicting the struggles and problems that exist in all kinds of relationships. Through her drawing, Seoung presents the possibility of frank communication and mutual understanding free of consciousness as consciousness forces us to live only as social beings.

Soonnam Kim Singer’s concept of ‘non-objective painting’ and the idea of ‘non-objective composition’ have been the underlying concerns of her art for many years. Being a composer of visual symphony has been a challenging part of  Kim’s goals in her struggle to create compositions that communicate with the spectator in harmony with color and line.

Hyunseok Kim presents día,monologue a video installation with an interactive performance in which spectators wear masks created out of photo prints.  Kim’s face as seen in these prints depicts his varied moods.  This performance is conceived to be screened in the gallery as video installation. 

The director of the senseless land (Kim) declared to be both the creator (of himself) and the created (by himself), has been trying to insulate Kim from the other ‘día,monologue’ as an inevitable conversation his other persona is recorded in a dream. For a dream is not a meditation, but a projection, the conversation needs to be deciphered thus ‘día,monologue’ is a recurring reenactment to decipher the conversation.

Young Kwon wants to soothe peoples mind with his painting. Through his calm landscape he hopes that people can reminisce about their own country.  A moonlit hill with a lone tree in the distance appears lonely much the same as a lone immigrant away from home.  Consequently, rather than calming people’s minds this landscape is disquieting in that it expresses the immigrant’s longing (Han) for their homeland.

Sunhee Yoon’s mixed media work is ostensibly inspired by nature but rather, this two-section work has roots in art history and Surrealism. Yoon’s cut-out cloud in the upper section and eye on the lower, can be related to some of Magritte’s displacements as well as dream theory in that she thwarts expectations. Yoon comments on the process of meditation that brings her close to nature and to realize that she is part of everything that belongs to nature.

Sam Cho’s perception of the world is portrayed through facial images individually framed in a rectangle, a distinctive shape in photography. Cho intends to bring life to inanimate objects and create a new world within. Cho uses material culture’s products and icons to comment on consumerist  waste while pointing to the loss of spirituality through materialism. 



Hijo Nam

Darybreak, 43.3 x 36.2, Mixed Media on Metal, 2012


Meejeong Kim

Pot, 11 x 13 in, Oil and Gold leaf on Panel, 2012,   



Sam Cho

Go out into the world.  Photo Installation, 41×93, 2012


Soo Kim

As if, 2012, Oil Paint on Canvas Panel, 9 x 12 in

Piñatas, Oil Paint on Canvas Panel, 8 x 10 in

Patterns, 2012, Oil Paint on Canvas Panel, 8 x 8 in


Nam Kim

1. Organism, 19 X 15 in, Transfer printing on polyester, 2012,

2. Sea Weed, 19 X 15 in, Transfer printing on polyester


Seokhwan Cheon

Pondang, Installation, 17″ L x 25″ W x 40″ H,


Jeong Min Park

Autogenesis Series , 12X12 in, Korean Pigment on Canvas.2010-2011


Soo Im Lee

1. Twirl Café         2. Cozy Booth           3. Make Heart

4. People.com      5. Blue Dots               6. You n Me

7. Red Gossip        8. Rove                        9. Joyful Band


Each Work is  12 X 12, Gouache on Panel, 2012


Yoeuijoo Kim

Untitled, mixed media, 20 x 24 in


Inyoung Seoung

Subconsciousness, 24 X 12, Pen on Canvas, 2011-2012, 



Soonnam Kim

Symphony No.1 Ecstasy, 2006, Acrylic on Canvas, 30 x 40 in


Hyunseok Kim

Dia,monologue 2005 + 2012, 14 X 14 X 14, TV set with a VHS tape.  


Young Kwon The Life, 30″x30 In, Oil on Canvas, 2012


Sunhee YoonUntitled, 24 x 18 in, Mirror on Wood, 2012