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