Exhibition Dates: March 20 - April 18, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, March 20th, 6-9 PM
Where: Porter / Contemporary, 111 Front St / 55 Washington St, Suite 220, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (DUMBO)
Nearest Subways: F train to York St; A, C train to High St
Gallery Hours: Friday - Sunday, 12 - 6 PM
About Holder of the Voice:
Porter Contemporary presents Holder of the Voice, a solo exhibition of works by Jee Hwang from March 20 through April 18. A reception for the artist will be held Friday, March 20, 6 - 9 PM.
In 2012, Jee Hwang focused on the abyss and emptiness of the container as inspiration in her solo show, Desiring Uncertainty. Hwang continues her exploration of desire in Holder of the Voice, directing attention on the suppression and dissemination of desire through voice.
Hwang differentiates, through oil painting, watercolor and sculpture, the tension and emotional energy of an individual’s desire. The works take the viewer on a visual and auditory journey from individual desire to exploring the power structure of desire within groups. The passage of desire from an individual to a group creates another motif for actions and habits. Different power structures form from individual to various size groups through desire. Hwang’s own inner monologue and vision of Holder of the Voice is shared and grown as more visitors actively participate through the exhibition.
Launched in 2006, Porter Contemporary is dedicated to showcasing artists from around the world whose work embodies both skill and risk taking. The mission of Porter Contemporary continues to be based on founder Jessica L. Porter's vision of opening contemporary art collecting to a broader audience. Over the years, the gallery has earned a dedicated following of new and established collectors who value art that pushes boundaries.