Join us for the opening of 2017 ICP-Bard MFA candidate Hyungjo Moon’s solo exhibition, There Is No Cow Level, at the ICP-Bard MFA Studios in Long Island City, on view from April 28 to 29.
Hyungjo Moon’s solo exhibition, There Is No Cow Level, presents photographs and video. He appropriates the form and function of banal images to construct his own representation of reality. He composes objects against solid color fields in the language of commercial photography. But the desire for these objects is thwarted by bad compositions and unpalatable colors. Others of his photographs take on quotidian subject matter, usually redeemed through photographic form, but here displaced as unfortunate design elements.
The exhibition juxtaposes various works Moon has made of objects and landscapes. The authority of their subjecthood comes into question through non-presence. Here actual landscape is redirected into a video game terrain and the object is packaging materials designed to hold an absent thing. In his video work, his personal narrative traverses subject matters in composition of moving images.
Hyungjo Moon (b. 1989, South Korea) received his BFA from Chung-Ang University in South Korea in photography. His work has been exhibited at Gallery Illum, Seoul, South Korea; TAMK, Tampare, Finland; Ghangzhou Acadamy of Fine Arts, Ghangzhou, China; Osaka University of Arts, Osaka, Japan; Gyeonggi Art Center, Suwon, South Korea; AT CMU ART CENTER, Chiang Mai, Thailand; and the International Center of Photography, New York, NY.
Thursday, April 27 | 6–9 PM
April 28–29 | 12–6 PM
The ICP-Bard MFA Studios are located at 24-20 Jackson Avenue in Queens. Take the E or M train to Court Square-23rd Street, 7 or G train to Court Square, or the B62 Bus to Jackson Ave/David St.
TOP IMAGE: Hyungjo Moon, My Cheese. © Hyungjo Moon