OCTOBER 10th - DECEMBER 19th, 2015
GROUP EXHIBITION: Myeongsoo Kim, Jolynn Krytosek, JJ Miyaoka-Pakola
Ernest Newman Contemporary is pleased to present “The Territory In Between,” a group exhibition of three interdisciplinary artists, Myeongsoo Kim, Jolynn Krytosek and JJ Miyaoka-Pakola. Each of the artists’ work deals with the visual possibilities of perceptual space through combinations of numerous traditional modes of making. A hybridization of practices such as painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, carpentry and the art of paper folding, facilitate new visual languages that are steeped in art-history. The works on view include an installation by Kim that combines printed photographs of Bolivia’s open landscape and wall mounted wooden boxes. Krytosek presents a series of wall mounted felt sculptures, and a large semi-precious stone sculpture with gold leafing. Miyaoka-Pakola displays multimedia paintings on free-standing aluminum panels and a suite of ink and graphite works on paper
Myeongsoo Kim was born in Korea, in 1980. He received his BFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009, and his MFA in Sculpture from Yale University in 2011. His work has been exhibited across the United States, including shows at Sculpture Center in New York, Still House in Brooklyn, Bodega in Philadelphia, Jack Chiles in New York, and most recently, a solo show at Roomservice Gallery in Brooklyn. Myeongsoo lives and works in Brooklyn, where he runs an artist’s space and studio, Top Top LLC,
Jolynn Krystosek received her BFA from San Francisco State University in San Francisco, California and her MFA from Hunter College in New York, NY. She has exhibited throughout the United States including solo exhibitions at Lux Art Institute, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Lucas Schoormans Gallery, and The Horticultural Society of New York. Her work has recently been exhibited at Casey Kaplan Gallery, Racine Art Museum, and the Islip Art Museum. Jolynn’s work has been mentioned in many publications including Surface Magazine, NY Arts Magazine, San Diego Union Tribune, the North County Times, the Shepard Express, and KPBS. She lives and works in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
JJ Miyaoka-Pakola received his BFA from Tyler School of Art in 1999 and his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2009. Miyaoka-Pakola’s work has been written about in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Artfile Magazine, New American Paintings, and the San Francisco Arts Quarterly. He was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Chashama Exhibition Grant in 2014, and a Visiting Artist Fellowship to be an artist in residence at the Montana Artist Refuge in 2011. Solo exhibition venues include Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA, Chashama 461 Gallery, New York, NY, and Lloyd Dobler Gallery, Chicago, IL. Group exhibition highlights include “A Tribute to Asian American Art and Cultural Expressions” at the De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, “Residual Volume” at Harbor Gallery, New York, NY, “Image Machine” at the Roger Brown Study Collection, Chicago, IL, and “Mechanical Turk” at the Rhode Island School of Art and Design. Miyaoka-Pakola lives and works in New York.