Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone's Mad Here
Main Galleries | Nov. 18-Feb. 4
Jiha Moon harvest cultural elements native to Korea, Japan and China; and then unites them with Western elements to investigate the multi-faceted nature of our current global identity, which has been informed by popular culture, technology, racial perceptions and folklore. This exhibition, which features over fifty works, demonstrates Moon's blurring of the lines between Western and Eastern identified iconography. In her evocative and witty works, Moon explores Western perceptions of other cultures and how perceived foreigners understand the West.
Jiha Moon, born and raised in Daegu, Korea, currently lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. Moon received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Korea University in Seoul, Korea. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Asia Society, High Museum of Art, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, among others. She has been the recipient of several residencies including Omi International Arts Center, Headlands Center for the Arts, Fabric Workshop and Museum, and the MacDowell Colony. In 2011, Moon was the recipient of a prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation Painting and Sculpture grant. The Curator's Office in Washington, D.C., Saltworks Gallery in Atlanta, and Ryan Lee Gallery in New York represent her.