Shatto Gallery presents a concurrent solo exhibition, “Coexistence and Beyond…” in Gallery A and Gallery B, respectively. “Coexistence” (Gallery A) features a suite of ceramic installation works by Sang Joon Park. “Beyond…” (Gallery B) will be artist Kyungja Oh’s first time exhibiting with the gallery in a solo show presenting her calligraphic works. An opening reception was held on April 9, 2022. The exhibition will remain on view through May 7, 2022. Remember to confirm with gallery for up-to-date covid protocols and guidelines – (proof of vaccination and masks MAY be required).

Sang Joon Park, Memory of Brooklyn, 2020, 30″ x 10’, 2018, Ceramics

Sang Joon Park is a bona fide potter who is devoted to the principles of ceramics; a sequential process that humbly begins with clay, then shaped by artist’s hands and forged by high fire. While Park remains faithful to the integrity of pottery, his latest body of work embarks on a new trajectory carrying out a suite of functional ceramic objects out of its context, – a conceptual intersection that has always fascinated the artist. 

Kyungja Oh is a calligraphy artist who employs audacious brush strokes to explore her personal journey into the legacy of classic and contemporary writings. Born in Korea, the artist rediscovered her true love for calligraphy while residing in the U.S. With the desire to learn and regain familiarity with the ancient teachings, Oh picked up the brush and began to rewrite original texts with calligraphy sensibilities. In the past 20 years of obtaining a rigorous discipline in calligraphy, the artist developed an expertise in writing cursive script; cho-seo, a very cursive style of writing Chinese characters. Cursive texts are historically accompanied by ye-seo; an angular style of writing Chinese characters conveyed legibly. 

This exhibition is a culmination of Kyungja Oh’s striking calligraphic works. The artist’s extensive discipline in lettering manifests vitality of line weight, speed, and breakthroughs in the traditional medium of calligraphy. 

On view: April 9 through May 7, 2022.

What: Sang Joon Park,  Kyungja Oh
Where: Shatto Gallery, 3130 Wilshire Blvd #104, Los Angeles, CA 90010; (Free parking is available at the rear of the building. Entrance on Shatto Pl.)
Phone: 213-277-1960