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A part of, a parting, Eun-Ha Paek

October 9, 2015 - November 6, 2015

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A part of, a parting
Eun-Ha Paek
Opening Reception | Friday, October 9, 2015 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Exhibition on view through November 6, 2015
Artist Talk | Thursday, November 5, 2015 | 3:00 p.m.

The Jane Hartsook Gallery is pleased to present the Solo Exhibition of Eun-Ha Paek. Eun-Ha harnesses humor through juxtaposing the familiar and the bizarre. Her works have a startling playfulness in spite of their preciousness. She is a visionary artist whose intimate sculptures elicit the uncanny.

“The same way a boulder on a hill stores potential energy, a banana peel on the floor is the setup to a joke, storing potential “ha-has”. The setup might cause a smirk, without any real action taking place. My work uses this potential to construct narratives on the precipice of the familiar and strange; to explore our inner workings of grief and hope with humor.” – Eun-Ha Paek

Eun-Ha Paek born in Seoul, Korea and lives in Brooklyn, NY. She received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her animated films have screened in the Guggenheim Museum, Sundance Film Festival and venues internationally. Grants and awards include a Travel and Study Grant from The Jerome Foundation (2008) and the Anna Siok Award from Greenwich House Pottery (2014). Her work has received mentions in The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly and G4 Tech TV. She has been a guest lecturer at Rhode Island School of Design and Fashion Institute of Technology and a visiting critic at Maryland Institute College of Art.

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