Chashama Presents SUBURBAN FORM
Suburban Form | Ming-Jer Kuo
March 23 - April 8, 2017
Windows of 1351 Amsterdam Ave.
(126th St. and Martin Luther King Blvd.)
New York, NY 10027
Nearest Trains: 1, A, C, B, D
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 25, 6-9pm
Viewable from the street 24/7, optimal viewing after dark.
With their development of urban areas, humans not only overlaid their living patterns onto nature, but saw this phenomenon as an extension of nature. Suburban Form plays with this idea, suggesting a system of suburban constructions that mimic natural systems. Composed with acetate images of suburban construction, the installation is an environment in which the natural and man-made co-exist, creating a physical and emotional experience for the viewer.
About the Artist
Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Ming-Jer Kuo is a New York-based artist. Kuo worked as an environmental engineer for eleven years and came to New York to practice art. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts (2014) with an MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media; participated in NYFA New York Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program in NYC (2015); and was awarded Honorable Mention of Taoyuan Creation Award in Taiwan (2011). Kuo was selected to participate in exhibitions at Gallery 456 in NYC (2016), Gallery Aferro in Newark, NJ (2016), New York Hall of Science in NYC (2015), Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art in NYC (2015), and 2 Gateway Center in Newark, NJ (2014, 2015).
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