Open Space presents
Midnight Deli, a solo exhibition by Hyun Cho
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 15, 7- 10PM
With the energy of youth iconography, rock 'n' roll, and the urban landscape, Hyun Cho's Midnight Deli recalls the zeitgeist and everyday ephemera of city life.
After sketching a chainlink fence on a phone app, Cho has the image fabricated as a neon sign, transforming the immateriality of digital space into glowing physicality. The push and pull between the immediate sketch and the final crafted work implies a space between spontaneity and structure.
Cho's characteristic approach to repurposing colloquial phrases, messages, and song lyrics is seen in several pieces including Ask My Daddy. In such works Cho reinterprets registers of contemporary language, especially those related to popular youth subculture.
Hyun Cho is an artist based in New York City. Cho’s solo exhibitions include YAYAYA, at Conduits Arts in Melbourne, Australia and Rocking On Empty at Fowler Project Space in New York. She’s also a poet with a recent poem, Crucial Babe No 1., published in poetry journal Prelude. She received a BFA from The University of Sydney in Australia and a MFA from Parsons The New School for Design in NYC.