GRNY Wounded But Not Broken – Caroline Hwang 3/25/06 – 4/19/06
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Art exhibition and reception
Saturday, March 25th, 2006 | 6:30 – 10PM
at Giant Robot New York
437 East 9th Street
Between 1st Ave. & Ave. A
New York, New York 10009
(212) 674-GRNY (4769) | www.grny.net
Wounded but not Broken, Caroline Hwang’s first solo show at Giant Robotexplores the nooks and crannies of the heart, the vulnerability of love, the ache of love lost and the healing that follows. Hwang takes the cuts and scrapes of relationships and transforms them with fabric, stitching, paint and collage to create beautifully poignant work. In this show, Indian girls, wounded bears, piercing arrows and protective teepees all represent our desire to help heal one another and the caution with which we move forward.
From the quirks of a heart in love to the aches of relationships gone awry, Wounded but not Broken is Hwang at her best: delicately honest, beautifully melancholy and quietly healing. Each piece is sadly comforting: awkward girls, distant boys, the sweetness of a crush, and the loneliness of regret. We are all wounded. These pieces, stitched, painted and crafted, simply offer the comfort that we are not alone.
Caroline Hwang was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, grew up in Southern California and earned her Bachelor’s Degree at Art Center College of Design. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York where she paints, stitches, prints and dreams of the day she can bring her dogs to live with her. Hwang’s work is influenced as much by her grandmother’s crocheting and knitting as it is by crafts, graphic arts, quilting, films and music, among other things. Her work has most recently been shown at Clementine Gallery (New York), New Image Gallery (Los Angeles), Motel Gallery (Portland) and 96 Gillespie (London). View her work at www.carolinehwang.net. Caroline Hwang will be in attendance for the opening reception.