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[Hallyu DC] Flashpoint Gallery presents Tai Hwa Goh: Lulled Land

Flashpoint Gallery in NW Washington, D.C. is pleased to present Tai Hwa Goh: Lulled Land, the artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. In this immersive installation representing the accumulation of memory and experience, images are obstructed and buried under delicate layers of waxed papers.

Goh creates luminosity in her work by incorporating hand-waxing into traditional printmaking techniques. In the process of folding, cutting, flipping and overlapping printed materials, identifiable objects gradually turn into echoes of themselves. Images evolve from biological forms to landscape, describing the interaction between the inner and outer mass of human body. Through this presentation, the artist says, “I become the extension of nature, and nature becomes the extension of my body.” In Lulled Land, Goh reflects upon the impenetrability and vulnerability of human body, and at the same time, its resilience. 

Tai Hwa Goh specializes in hand-waxed printmaking and paper installation. She was born and grew up in Seoul, Korea. She received a MFA degree at the University of Maryland in 2004 in printmaking and sculpture. She also received her MFA in printmaking at Seoul National University in Korea in 2000. 

She has been living and working in New York area since 2007, having worked in the Washington, DC area for seven years. While in DC, she was a resident at Arlington Arts Center. Her work has been shown in numerous solo exhibitions and group shows including IPCNY (NY), Carriage House of Islip Museum (NY), Flashpoint Gallery (DC), Gallery Aferro (NJ), A.I.R Gallery (NY), Arlington Arts Center (VA), School33 (MD), Space Gallery (Cleveland, OH), and the Consular Office of the Embassy of Korea (DC and NY). She has been awarded with various grants and residency opportunities by New York Arts Residency and Studios (NARS) Program (NY), Aljira Center for Contemporary Arts (NJ), Evergreen Museum and Library (MD), Vermont Studio Center (NY), Lower East Side Print Shop (NY), DC Commissions on the Arts Humanities, and Prince George's Art Council (MD). Her works are included in the collection of the DC City Hall, Lower East Side Print Shop, and the University of Maryland. 

Tai Hwa Goh: Lulled Land  | January 16 – February 21, 2015
Inquiries: Violet Mantell | violet@culturaldc.org | gallery 202.315.1321
Flashpoint Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 12-6pm or by appointment
Flashpoint Gallery: CulturalDC.org
Tai Hwa Gohtaihwagoh.com
above: The Suspicious Seed 11-1, 11-2 (mixed media print on hand-waxed paper, mounted on wood board)

CulturalDC operates Flashpoint and produces public art interventions throughout DC. We nurture talented emerging and mid-career artists by providing opportunities for peer learning and mentorship. At Flashpoint Gallery we showcase bold, new work from artists working in a variety of media including site-specific installations, performance pieces, new media and other experimental forms. As a nonprofit gallery free from the constraints of commercial expectations, Flashpoint provides artists and curators a unique opportunity to take creative risks. An advisory panel of noted artists and arts professionals makes programming recommendations for the gallery and provides mentorship and support to exhibiting artists.

CulturalDC is generously supported by the Kresge Foundation, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, The Marpat Foundation, The Abramson Family Foundation, The Community Foundation for the National Capitol Region, The National Endowment for the Arts, Jon and NoraLee Sedmak, Washington Gas, Daimler, Microsoft, Edward Lenkin & Roselin Atzwanger, Nordstrom, Inc. and Marvin.