Jong Oh’s Position, Reposition is a new site-specific installation and is the first exhibition in Art in General’s newly renovated Musée Minuscule.
Oh’s interventions utilize relatable materials, twine, chair legs, weights, brass knobs – not manipulated beyond their found state — in ways that complicate our relationship to everyday objects. Performing a ‘call and response’ with the existing architecture of the Musée Minuscule, Oh’s installation evokes and plays with the reductive formalism of Minimalist sculpture. Comprised of wood, metal pipe, Plexiglass, sheetrock, graphite, and string, Position, Reposition is both larger than the space in which it is housed and seemingly invisible. Relying on gravity and resistance as its only means of support. Oh’s skeletal intervention renders its own volume into a physical sketch.
Jong Oh (b. 1981) is a Korean artist living and working in New York, NY. Oh was born in Mauritania on Africa’s northwest coast. His family moved to Grand Canaria, Spain before moving permanently to Pusan, Korea. Oh received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY (2011) and his BFA in Sculpture from Hongik University, Seoul, Korea (2008). Most recently, Oh had his first solo exhibition Between Two Doors at Marc Straus Gallery, New York, NY (2012). Recent group exhibitions include The Itinerary of Mobility and Translation, Korean Cultural Service, New York, NY (2012); Fragmentation, curated by Dan Cameron, Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, New York, NY (2011); Implied Virtue, curated by Alex Gartenfeld, SVA Westside Gallery, New York, NY (2011); First Look III, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY (2011); Subtle Anxiety, Doosan Gallery, New York, NY (2010); among others.
All images courtesy the artist