PICTURE THIS: Cool Art at COOHAUS

Art night at COOHAUS in Chelsea
Art night at COOHAUS in Chelsea
Perusing the cool art at COOHAUS
Perusing the cool art at COOHAUS
Art lovers come out in the summer in Chelsea to cool down with art
Art lovers come out in the summer in Chelsea to cool down with art

Fahrenheit temperatures may go wild as the season gets hotter and nothing you can do better to cool down than to drink in some art on a Thursdaynight. AF came to see a pair of cool shows to slake the thirst of the senses. Paintings by Soonyi Oh and “Horses and Bayonets” by Hector Rene, which were artistic photography, turned out to be just the ticket. Oh drew on the inspiration of the Korean culture and Asian mode of landscape painting. The delicate features are both abstract and wispy interpretations of ancient scrolls with illustration. Meanwhile, Rene draws upon the stark nature of his subject of war with the very Vermeer composed and characteristic of his soldier portraiture. The still life are intertwined with objects of war like machine guns and artillery boxes as it paid homage to the classic composition of life with death. Both take a refreshing tact on their art. The brief run should not be an excuse to not explore and quench the thirst for culture. Whatever your pleasure may be, ART is the great equalizer, or shall we say neutralizer for that sticky, sweaty thing called sensory ennui.

 

Soonyi Oh (August 7 – 13, 2014)  & Hector Rene (August 4 – 16, 2014)

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday (11 am to 6 pm)

COOHAUS Art. 547 West 27th Street, Suite 307. NYC, NY 10001

 

Text by: Oscar A. Laluyan

Photography by: Jamie Martinez

Hector Rene Opening at COOHAUS
Hector Rene Opening at COOHAUS
Cool art at COOHAUS
Cool art at COOHAUS
Summer Art Night in Chelsea at COOHAUS
Summer Art Night in Chelsea at COOHAUS
(L) President and Director Sunny S. Shin
(L) President and Director Sunny S. Shin
Soonyi Oh at COOHAUS
Soonyi Oh at COOHAUS
Everyone has something to say because it is ART NIGHT
Everyone has something to say because it is ART NIGHT
Oscar Laluyan

Oscar Laluyan

Oscar A. Laluyan is a critic, curator and an art writer for several online publications, . He has worked in a museum and at an art gallery founded by a former architect of Richard Meier's firm. His passion for contemporary art is reflected and directed to seeing the future.

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