Featured Programming 2017
Dansaekhwa III: Formation and Recurrence
A Landmark Exhibition of Korean Monochrome Paintings
Curated by SM Fine Art Gallery
Dansaekhwa III: Formation and Recurrence, curated by SM Fine Art Gallery in Seoul, South Korea and New York. Featuring the multilayered monochromes of Kim Tae-Ho and the iconic water drop paintings of Kim Tschang-Yeul, who has been painting this fluid life force for more than four decades, this survey includes some of the most iconic works from two of the genre’s minimalist masters.

Widely considered one of the most influential Korean art movements of the 20th century, Dansaekhwa (pronounced “dawn-say-qua”) is rooted in mesmerizing abstractions. Though the methods and mediums vary greatly across the monochromatic genre, works are typically rendered via pushing layers of white, black, blue, or earth-toned paints across soaked canvases or dragging pencils across (sometimes ripped) pieces of traditional hanji paper. While eliciting notions of austerity and tranquility, the rigorous workmanship behind Dansaekhwa is highly emotional, and has recently been the focus of various museum and gallery shows in addition to an acclaimed show during the 56th Venice Biennale. In fact, in January, Artsy declared “Korean Minimalism is the Next Big Art Market Trend” citing strong auction results and recent shows in London, Los Angeles, South Korea and Brussels as evidence of the growing interest in the genre. “People often talk about my artworks as ‘strict spirit of artisanship’, ‘consistency’ and ‘thoroughly planned artwork from the start of having an idea’ and so on. Indeed I would like to express my abilities or mind in maximum when I plan, calculate, and think about my artwork,” says Kim Tae-Ho, who is always concerned with expressing the flow and rhythm of mind in his multilayered paintings. “However, the artwork shows many more things that can’t be expected by planning. In a way, I think it shows infinite possibilities of art which only humans can do.”
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Ink Painting
Ink is one of China’s most traditional art forms and possesses a long and rich history. It is a medium that is embedded and a central reference in Chinese culture. Traditional ink painting represents the true cultural heritage of Chinese people, and has persisted as an art form over the centuries. Contemporary ‘ink’ art has evolved out of the traditional use to display endless new possibilities. This has a great bearing on how the traditional medium of ink is recognized, and can be further popularized in the contemporary dialogue. China’s increase in wealth as a country has attributed towards a trend of more interest, collection, and support of the arts. Contemporary ink art has captured the imaginations of collectors and speculators in Asia and Europe, and gradually in China too.

Chinese Ink painting has been setting strong sales at auctions such as Sotheby’s Hong Kong and New York. It has become in high demand in the art market. LAAS has showcased and highlighted Chinese contemporary ink art since 2013, over the years it has become one of the landmarks of the show.
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Dichotomy Bifurcation
Lindsay Scoggins
Video Painting
Presented by Art All Ways
Screen Courtesy of VER, Inc.
a division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different

the division of something into two branches or parts

After receiving views in the millions on YouTube, Scoggins’ award-winning work was exhibited in the Guggenheim museums of New York City, Bilbao, Berlin, and Venice. Her videos have appeared in film festivals, music festivals, and art fairs internationally, including Ultra Music Festival, Frieze Art Fair, and Art Wynwood International Contemporary Art. In 2016 her animations accompanied David Gilmour’s performances at the Hollywood bowl, as well as Hans Zimmer’s orchestral tour throughout Europe.
Lazer Installation 2017
Mark Brickman
Presented by Art All Ways
Laser Sponsored by Strictly FX, Inc.
A radiating line drawing becomes weightless architecture. The untouchable plane designates the surface of this realm, as the viewer lives and travels within.

Marc Brickman is a world renowned visual designer recognized as a cutting edge creative force and innovator, using energy technologies as translators of form and space. His work has been seen by millions worldwide. He is the artist in residence for the iconic Empire State Building. Brickman’s visuals of Pink Floyd have become legendary, generating one of the best-selling music DVDs in history. In addition, Paul McCartney, Barcelona and Nagano Olympics Ceremonies, Cirque du Soleil (Viva Elvis), Blue Man Group, David Gilmour, Nine Inch Nails, Barbara Streisand, Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Lotte World Tower, Seoul, Korea and Hans Zimmer’s orchestral tour. His film projects include Running Man, Spiderman, Minority Report and A-I.