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OK HYUN YOON: Alive in the World

  • NYC, New York
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  • October 13, 2018

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OK HYUN YOON, Untitled 20, Oil on Canvas, 28.5'' x 24''
OK HYUN YOON, Untitled 17, Oil on Canvas, 46'' x 63''

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of OK HYUN YOON in Mystery as Muse. The exhibition opens October 13 and runs through November 2, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 18 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend.

About the Artist

Painter OK HYUN YOON’s works visualize the intangible nature of memory; she considers the mental and emotional loss of memories by rendering the abstract concepts of absence and presence. Through minute dots of paint she calls “capsules”, the artist explores the ways in which memories are stored, preserved, and restructured. Via the act of painting the capsules she refreshes old memories, pays homage to the past, and ultimately conveys a narrative about the nature of being alive in the world.

In the artist’s Untitled 17, capsules writhe from the bottom of the canvas like tall grasses, each dot of paint representing a memory. The thinning of the capsules represents loss, displacement, or memories that have disappeared. Untitled 6 is a more sporadic composition, the memory capsules forming tight, white patterns on the dark canvas and indicating the safety and security of the remembrances. Finally, In Untitled 20, the artist renders capsules in shades of deep magenta, blue, and green. The combination of colors, textures, and forms indicates the diversity of histories portrayed.

OK HYUN YOON, Untitled 6, Oil on Canvas, 36'' x 46''

Exhibition Dates: October 13 – November 2, 2018

Reception: Thursday, October 18, 2018 6-8 PM

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY

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About the Exhibition

Mystery as Muse explores humanity’s search for the unknown. Featuring 14 international artists with a mix of painting and sculpture, the work captures the mystery of what it means to be human. From the secrets of the universe to the uncharted waters of the subconscious, the exhibition takes a closer look at the scope of the human imagination.

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

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