LA Art Show 2021
July 29 - August 1, 2021
Booth 617

Helen J Gallery is delighted to announce its participation at LA Art Show 2021 from July 29 to August 1, 2021 at Booth 617. For the fair, Helen J Gallery presents works by Choi Young Wook, Huh Myoung Wook, Candice Joo, Mikyung Kim, Minku Kim, Song Sumin, and Woo Byoung Yun.

Join us on Saturday for breakfast and a walk-through of our current exhibitions to kick start your day. Sip on coffee and lotus tea from tea master Kioh Park to fuel yourself for one of LA’s most artful weekends.

Choi Young Wook (b. 1965; Seoul, Korea) is widely known for his painting series Karma, where he has devoted fifteen years to capture the beauty of a traditional Korean vessel: moon jar. Choi has received his MFA and BFA from Hongik University, Korea. Selected recent solo exhibitions have been held in Seoul at the Hong University Museum of Contemporary Art, Gallery Rho, Lotte123, and Banyan Tree Gallery. His work has also been exhibited internationally at Ono Gallery and A-cube Gallery in Tokyo, Art Issue Project in Taipei City, Lotte Gallery in Busan, and Yegam Gallery in New York. Choi’s work has been featured in group shows at the Dong-A Gallery and JJ Jung Jung Gallery in Seoul, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Beijing, Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei City, and Gallery HUUE in Singapore. He has participated in art fairs such as Art Miami, LA Art Show, Chicago International Art Fair, Palm Beach Art Fair, Art Toronto, KIAF, and Art Busan. Choi’s work is included in numerous public and private collections including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, National Museum of Contemporary Art in Gwacheon, Korea, Luxembourg Monarchy, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Korean Air, The University of Suwon, and SK Group.

Huh Myoung Wook (b. 1966; Korea) connects traditional Korean craft and contemporary art by reinventing the possibilities of ottchil within his work. To apply this traditional finish in a more versatile manner, Huh mixes ottchil with various modern painting mediums. Using this new substance, he creates paintings, sculptures, and everyday objects. Huh received his BFA for Metal Craft from Seoul National University of Science and Technology. Select solo exhibitions have been held at Gana Art, Seoul; Koo House, Gyeong-gi; Gallery Noma, Dae-gu; Arario Gallery, Seoul; Cho Eun Sook Gallery, Seoul; Urasoe Art Museum, Okinawa; and Royal Gallery, Seoul. Huh has participated in international fairs such as New York Art Fair, NY; Palm Beach Art Fair, FL; Palm Springs Art Fair, CA; Seattle Art Fair, WA; Art Hamptons, NY; Art Miami, FL; Art Singapore; and Art London, London

Candice Joo (b. 1983; Arlington, Virginia) creates paintings and sculptures of chains to explore notions of individuality, collectivity, and the potential powers in each. Joo’s tensely arranged yet tightly interconnected landscapes of chains are where she reimagines ideas of the empowered self and of collective power. Joo received her BFA from the Parsons School of Design in New York City. Select solo exhibitions have been held at Cheongdam Gallery and Punto Blu in Seoul, Korea. Joo’s work has been featured in group shows at Space Sieon in Jeonju, Korea and Jang Cheon Gallery in Seoul, Korea.

Mikyung Kim (b. 1964; Seoul, Korea) is a Seoul-based artist. Her subtle, yet intricately layered paintings embrace the metaphoric quality of painting process as an expression of personal experiences, relationships, and memories. Kim received her MFA and AS in Graphic Design from Parsons School of Design in New York City and BFA in English Literature from SungKyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea. Selected solo exhibitions include Gallery 254, Seoul, Korea; Gallery b’ONE, Seoul, Korea; Gallery White Birch, Seoul, Korea; Alter Ego, Seoul, Korea; Dr. Park Gallery, Yangpyeong, Korea; Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY; and Amos Eno Gallery, New York, NY. Kim’s work has been included in group exhibitions at venues such as Dohinart Gallery, Seoul, Korea; Nook Gallery, Seoul, Korea; Datz Museum of Art, Gwangju(Gyeonggi), Korea; OCI Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea; White Block Art Center, Heyri, Gyeonggi Korea; Keumboseong Art Center, Seoul, Korea; Deutsche Bank, New York, NY; The Temporary Museum of Painting, Brooklyn, NY; A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY; and Artists Space, New York, NY. Kim’s work is included in Datz Museum of Art Public Collections.

Minku Kim (b. 1989; Seoul, Korea) is a painter who lives and works in New York City. He was recently the subject of a solo exhibition, ‘Foundation’ at Alexander Berggruen Gallery in Upper East Side, New York, and ’Straight Edge Painting’ at Helen J Gallery in Hollywood, CA. His solo shows include exhibitions at Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA and his paintings have been exhibited in international art fairs such as Art Basel Miami, Park Avenue Armory in New York, and FOG Art and Design in San Francisco, Dallas Art Fair in Texas. Kim’s work has been collected by numerous prestigious private collections in New York, San Francisco, London, Amsterdam, Brussel, and around the world. Currently, Kim is working on his first publication of ‘Straight Edge Paintings (2016-2020)’ He earned his MFA in Sculpture from New York Studio School in 2017 and BFA in Painting from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2012. He attended the Cooper Union Outreach Program, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Summer Seminar, and the New York School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture.

Song Sumin (b. 1993; Korea) excavates hidden meanings from quotidian images by removing their often-specific context and studying the forms that are left alone. Song received her MFA and BFA from Ehwa Womans University in Seoul, Korea. Selected solo exhibitions were held at OCI Museum, Artside Gallery, and Art Space Seo-ro in Seoul, Korea. Song’s work has been featured in group shows at Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul Museum of Art, COEX, Project Space Sarubia in Seoul, Korea, and Incheon City Museum, Korea. Song has been selected as an artist-at-residence at OCI Young Creatives, Kumho Museum of Art, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, and Project Space Sarubia.

Woo Byoung Yun (b. 1988; Daegu, Korea) creates intricately textured plaster paintings to explore notions of nature, coexistence, and harmony. His philosophical inquiry into nature is marked by his focus on materiality; his labor-intensive practice involves sculpting forms with plaster, covering their surfaces with gouache, and then scratching them away. His solo exhibitions have been held in Seoul at Hoard Gallery, House Musee, and None-Seoul. Group exhibitions have been held at Seongnam Art Center, Pyeongchang-dong Mass Gallery, and Nonhyeon-dong Total Marble. His work has also been featured at Art Busan.

Helen J Gallery is a contemporary art gallery based in Los Angeles. Specializing in Asian art and design, the gallery features vibrant programming and exhibitions geared towards embracing Asian culture and the diaspora. Our program aims to promote artists from various geographic locations and diverse backgrounds, foster cross-continental dialogue, and broaden the understanding of Asian culture in the Los Angeles area and beyond.

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