Lot 29: Insoon Ha

CEPA Gallery's 2014 Biennial Art Auction artist Insoon Ha

Insoon Ha
22 x 30 inches (paper)
Signed Recto
Edition 5/6

BIO: Born in Seoul, Korea, Insoon Ha lives and works in Toronto, Canada. She holds both a BFA and MFA from the University of Seoul in Sculpture, and a second MFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo in Fine Arts. She is a multidisciplinary artist who works in sculpture, installation and video. Her work has been exhibited throughout Korea, the United States and Canada at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and A Space Gallery in Toronto, McMaster Museum of Art in Hamilton, and LA CENTRALE Gallery Powerhouse in Montreal, Big Orbit Gallery, Albright-Knox Art Museum and Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center in Buffalo. www.insoonha.ca

STATEMENT: Tear is from a series of screen prints created at The Print Studio in Hamilton, Ontario, culminating in the exhibition, Monology (2011). “Overall Ha’s practice is located within the intersecting rubrics of the abject and post-colonialism, and she employs these two theoretical frameworks to explore the relationships between violence, pain and gender. Her works are mired within brutality, hovering between the aftermath of assault or posited in the moments before an act of aggression is set to transpire. Most of the pieces that Ha creates, while often bloodless in depiction, still manage to convey a certain debased essence of degradation. Along with revealing all of the ugliness resulting from colonization, it challenges the notion that we can be “post” colonization, instead suggesting that colonization is unending in its brutality and that the attempts to evade its effects are near impossible.” – Sally Frater, Independent Curator in Insoon Ha: Monology (Hamilton: The Print Studio, 2011)

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