Tai Hwa Goh: Lulled Land at Flashpoint Gallery in Washington, DC

TAI HWA GOH:  LULLED LAND
January 16 – February 21, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, January 16, 6-8PM

WASHINGTON, DC – Flashpoint Gallery is pleased to present Tai Hwa Goh:
Lulled Land, the artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. In
this immersive installation representing the accumulation of memory
and experience, images are obstructed and buried under delicate layers
of waxed papers.
 
Goh creates luminosity in her work by incorporating hand-waxing into
traditional printmaking techniques. In the process of folding,
cutting, flipping and overlapping printed materials, identifiable
objects gradually turn into echoes of themselves. Images evolve from
biological forms to landscape, describing the interaction between the
inner and outer mass of human body. Through this presentation, the
artist says, “I become the extension of nature, and nature becomes the
extension of my body.” In Lulled Land, Goh reflects upon the
impenetrability and vulnerability of human body, and at the same time,
its resilience.
 
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Tai Hwa Goh specializes in printmaking and paper installation. She was
born and grew up in Seoul, Korea. She received a MFA degree at the
University of Maryland (2004) with an emphasis in printmaking and
sculpture, and a second MFA in printmaking at Seoul National
University in Korea (2000).
Goh has had more than 10 solo exhibitions and numerous group shows at
leading galleries, including IPCNY (NY), Carriage House of Islip
Museum (NY), Gallery Aferro (NJ), A.I.R Gallery (NY), Arlington Arts
Center (VA), School33 (MD), Space Gallery (Cleveland, OH), and the
Consular Office of the Embassy of Korea (DC and NY). She has been
awarded grants and residency opportunities by Elizabeth Foundation for
The Arts (NY), Aljira Center for Contemporary Arts (NJ), Evergreen
Museum and Library (MD), Vermont Studio Center (NY), Lower East Side
Print Shop (NY), DC Commission on the Arts Humanities, and Prince
George’s Art Council (MD). Her works are included in the collection of
the DC City Hall, Lower East Side Print Shop, and University of
Maryland. She has lived and worked in the New York area for several
years, where she teaches art at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Art
Center of Northern New Jersey.

In conjunction with the show, Tai Hwa Goh give a talk at the Smithsonian
American Art Museum’s Luce Foundation Center for American Art.

Luce Artist Talk with Tai Hwa Goh
Saturday, January 17 at 1:30pm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F Streets, NW, Washington,
District of Columbia 20560

Local print and installation artist Tai Hwa Goh presents “Layered
Landscape: Sam Richardson and Tai Hwa Goh” as part of the Luce Artist
Talk series.

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