Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present Liminal Space, a solo exhibition by Los Angelesbased Seonna Hong. Liminal Space will be the artist's third solo exhibition at Hashimoto Contemporary, in which she will be exhibiting a new series of mixed media expressionistic landscapes on canvas, that continue the exploratory adventures of her iconic characters.
Contemplating the transitional phases in life, the artist looked to the concept of liminal space for inspiration, the places and times in life where one is on the threshold of change. Described as being neither "here nor there," this in-between period of time in life can create a feeling of not just anxiety, but also joy and excitement for whats to come.
Swirling and serene landscapes with dream-like narratives prevail in the artists work, with figures and animals dispersed throughout the scene. Focusing more on the landscape itself than its inhabitants, these landscapes serve as a vehicle for memory, drawing on the viewer to fill in the storylines. As the artist continues to move away from planning the compositions ahead of time, her works are infused with a sense of spontaneity, applying bold, gestural fields of black to the plane.
About the exhibition and this latest body of work, the artist states, “These new paintings have been created in the space of not knowing. There has been more time with my brush hovering over the canvas than on it. I’m finding that I prefer to have left the painting in a place where there’s still more to say than having said too much. The world is turned upside down, so with this new work and with where I’m at in my life, I’m moving through this space, giving in to the not knowing with hopeful anticipation for the next leap forward.”