The Hong Seon Jang Labyrinth Exhibition Alters Mundane Materials

By: Sarah Moore - Published: May 6, 2012 • References: davidbsmithgallery
The Hong Seon Jang Labyrinth exhibition at the David B. Smith gallery in Denver, Colorado, showcases two unique collections curated specifically for the show, as well as a selection of his other work.

The New York-based artist traditionally forgoes the use of the usual artist's materials of choice in favor of reworking mundane, man-made objects.

The 'Black Forest' collection, which Jang created as part of the exhibition, features multiple layers of overlapping, translucent tape pasted onto a black chalkboard. He makes another interesting material choice in his 'Black Ruin' project, which is also part of his solo show. By gingerly placing string across a canvas, the artist adds flair to his work. Both of these projects fuse man with nature through the use of non-natural materials used to convey the environment which the artist is inspired by.