HA, CHONG HYUN.

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Kavior Moon, Los Angeles, 2016.

Hardcover,  82 pp., Color illus. throughout.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Ha Chong-hyun" November 12-December 17, 2006 at Blum and Poe, Los Angeles.

From the essay, "What Lies Beneath" by Kavior Moon:

"Paintings from Ha Chong-hyun's ongoing Conjunction series, begun in 1974, elicit multiple, sometimes contradictory sensations.  In his early work Conjunction 74-26 (1974), for example, a grid of irregularly shaped white dots stretches across a rectangular plane of coarse brown hemp, which stands about three and a half feet tall and a little over seven feet long.  Closer viewing reveals that the dots were made by applying white paint to the reverse of the canvas and pushing it through the loosely woven fibers, causing the oil and pigment to drip toward the ground on the painting's face.  The dots seem to ooze out of the surface, like stalactites or open wounds.  The visceral quality of the paint is both unsettling and captivating."

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