Jeana Sohn at GRNY, December 2 – January 3
Reception: Saturday, December 2, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Giant Robot Gallery
437 East 9th Street
Between 1st Ave. & Ave. A, in the East Village
New York, New York 10009
(212) 674-GRNY (4769) grny.net
Giant Robot is proud to present the art of Jeana Sohn at GRNY.
Jeana Sohn was born in Korea, where she completed a program in graphic design at a local university. Jeana moved to the U.S to study character animation at CalArts. Her drawings and paintings combine the straightforwardness of children’s book illustration with the subdued color palette of weathered folk signage and free-flowing composition of street art. In 2005, she was commissioned to design T-shirts and buttons for Death Cab for Cutie.
For “Pale and Blue at 14,” Sohn is preparing 35 new pieces. Half of the work is gouache and watercolor on thin veneer. The other half is on wood board and paper. Of her new work, the artist says, “In most of my past shows, I hinted at stories with my pieces. For this show, I’m thinking of the pieces as tone poems or picture poems about characters’ feelings. I’m trying to express relationships between young human beings and nature.” Adolescents are frozen in time among birds, insects, and flowers. Or are they just frozen?
A reception for the artist will be held from 6:30 to 10:00 on Saturday, December 2.