Practical Paintings by Jiyoon Koo
“During past two months in New York, I have been visiting other artist’s studio, office and public space and make new work in such places for few hours. Whereas traditional studio practice isolates artist in the working process, I want to make work by relating to my immediate community and society at large through painting.”
New Normal Business is pleased to present Practical Paintings, Jiyoon Koo’s first exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition will feature new drawings and installation as well as performance documentation videos.
Special thanks to Nancy Barton, Taeyoon Choi, Eddie Chu, Eun Jin Kim, Sophia Kim, Anne Percoco, Kevin Yang who shared their space for the project.
Jiyoon Koo currently lives and works in New York City and Seoul. She has had solo shows at A.I.R Gallery; New York, 175 Gallery; Seoul. Jiyoon has also participated in exhibitions at Horticultural Society of New York and Doosan Gallery, New York. She also curated ‘Ghosting’; a performance and exhibition around the World Trade Center. Jiyoon is a recipient of Santo Foundation Award based in St. Louis and A.I.R Gallery Fellowship in 2011.
Jiyoon Koo’s exhibition Practical Paintings at New Normal Business presents series of free workshops and events in conjunction with the exhibition. Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact information. Also follow us on twitter @newnormalbiz to find out where we are.
Join Jiyoon Koo and New Normal Business to celebrate opening of Practical Paintings exhibiti that will run from May 24~29, 2012 on 189 Franklin Street # 591, NYC. The reception will start 6pm on May 24th. You will need to walk up stairs until fifth floor.
Join Metropolitan Museum’s “Drop-in Drawing—Imperial Portraits: Constructing Curvilinear Forms” with Jiyoon Koo. Jiyoon will draw in her signature style with awkward, amateur-like line drawing on paper and smart phone. Participants are encouraged to imitate Jiyoon or draw in their own style. The drawings will be exhibited in the last day of the exhibition.
Fri, May 25, 2012 (6:30 - 8:30pm)Gallery 162 (Leon Levy and Shelby White Court), Metropolitan Museum, NYC
Admission to The Metropolitan Museum is recommended for $25 but New Normal Business encourages you to come in for free. The Drop-in Drawing is also free. Bring your own sketch books and pencils. http://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/studio-programs/drop-in-drawing
Join “Saturday with Failures” We will go to picnic with our failure paintings. You are encouraged to bring your failed art piece too. They will be used to sit on the grass. We will share our experiences about the process of art making, why we think some art is a failure and brainstorm how to use them in different ways.The Saturday with Failures is free and open to the public. Celebrate failure!
Sat, May 26, 2012 (5:00 - 7:00pm)Battery Park , NYC
Join “Sunday Painting” in Washington Square Park in a sunny afternoon with Jiyoon Koo! We will paint alongside real Sunday painters. Participants can exhibit the Sunday paintings at the Practical Painting exhibition and also to donate for an auction party in the last day. The Sunday Painting is free and open to the public. Bring your tools to draw; Paper, color pencils, graphite, watercolors and smart phones.
Sun, May 27, 2012 (4:00 - 6:00pm)Washington Square Park , NYC
The last day of Practical Paintings will be an experimental auction. Art works on display will be available for sales, barter or exchange. Curator will moderate discussion about the exhibition and selling the works. The auction is free and open to the public.
Tuesday May 29, 2012 (6:00~8:00pm)189 Franklin Street #591, NYC
New Normal Business
189 Franklin Street Suite 591, New York, NY 10013
New Normal Business
Exhibition dates: May 24~29, 2012 Opening date: May 24 6~8pm/ Hours: 3~6p We will be closed during the workshop hours.