Diego Rivera Gallery
Heejin Jang's "Oh, Ah" and Sho Tsunoda's "The Colors of Things to Come"
Monday, March 18 - Saturday, March 23, 2013
Diego Rivera Gallery
Opening reception: Tuesday, March 19, 5–7 pm. Free and open to the public.
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
About the Student Exhibition
Heejin Jang's "Oh, Ah" is a video and sound installation that mixes and juxtaposes visual imaginary and soundscapes to the point that the experience becomes too excessive and overwhelming for our senses. Artist Heejin Jang exposes herself in the context of both North and South Korean audiovisual culture, and fuses the language, k-pop phenomenon, fandom, and propaganda through video, sound, and performance. This is an exploration to onomatopoeia—words that imitate sounds. Glitches, delays, and reversed audio and video elements will collide creating a sensory overload. The process of self-cancellation turns into a ritual that attacks the flow of time and space. The decay of audiovisual geographies breaks down the common nature of time embedded in the sonic and visual experiences that we negotiate between our senses and reality.
Sho Tsunoda's "The Colors of Things to Come" is an attempt to display a new color palette with newly invented colors such as fluorescent, iridescent, glittery, and metallic colors. The exhibition aims to demonstrate the possibilities and potential of these colors to communicate with viewers. To indicate the brightness and luminosity of adolescence, fluorescent colors are used. The exhibition analyzes how artificial convenience and technological improvement were gained from sacrificing nature and humanity using artificial colors. Through this exhibition, the artist examines the importance of society in which people can remain as humane while technology is completing nature instead of eliminating it.
About the Diego Rivera Gallery Exhibitions
The Diego Rivera Gallery, home to SFAI’s historic Diego Rivera Mural, is a student-directed exhibition space for work by SFAI students. The gallery provides an opportunity for students from all academic programs to present their work or curate in a gallery setting; to use the space for large-scale installations; or to experiment with artistic concepts and concerns in a public venue.
The Gallery is open daily from 9 am–5 pm for exhibition and mural viewing on SFAI’s 800 Chestnut Street campus. Opening receptions are on Tuesdays, with an artist talk at 5:30 and a reception from 5–7 pm. For a complete schedule of SFAI's lectures and events, please visit www.sfai.edu/events