The Skirt 

$1.99 cat, green wendy

Jihyun Hong

September 9 - November 2017

Opening Reception:
Saturday, September 9, 6-9 pm

The Skirt at Ortega y Gasset Projects is pleased to announce $1.99 cat, green wendy, a site specific installation by Jihyun Hong. Hong was a finalist for the Ortega y Gasset Projects Summer Residency Program.  In this exhibition, Hong combines objects, collage, sculpture, and paint in an installation which playfully examines daily life through a lens of experience and transformation.  These joyful collections and creations of natural refuse, disposable objects of mass production, and other found materials are given new life through their assemblage. Familiar functional items are re-created with alternative materials, rendering their original purpose obsolete while enhancing a tactile and formal function within this new constructed world. Personal experience leads the narrative as materials, color, and text are juxtaposed in order to conjure sensations which become more complex than the sum of their parts.

Jihyun Hong was born in Seoul, Korea in 1985 and presently lives and works in New York City. She received a BFA from School of Visual Arts and an MFA from the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her works had been in various solo and group exhibitions. Her work has been reviewed in Hyperallergic and ARTFCITY. Hong was an artist-in-residence at Yaddo and The Wassaic Project in 2016.