by Jeong Min Park
Jeong Min Park is a New York-based artist. She received her MFA from Long Island University and Suwon University, South Korea. She had 15 solo exhibitions and participated in several groups shows internationally including USA, China, and South Korea.
This exhibition will feature Jeong Min’s recent works and the paintings from the “Autogenesis” and “Come Empty, Return Empty” series she has continuously developed.
Jeong Min uses Korean color pigments on a thin, soft canvas that brings a similar look to traditional Asian painting on silk or paper. Her works are closely aligned with abstract art but not wholly abstract. Multiple overlapping layers create meditative and tranquil visuals, resembling the mountain scenery or wave in the sea. In her painting, each layer connects to the underlying lines that represent the reincarnation of past and present.
Bones in Motion
by Natalie Giugni
Natalie Giugni is a New Jersey based fine artist creating two and three-dimensional works using multiple mediums including chalk pastel, paint, bone, wood, and metal. She is graduate of School of Visual Arts where she attended on a full scholarship. Born in Venezuela, she has traveled extensively, and has drawn inspiration and narratives for her work from her experiences in Italy, South America, and Japan. She now spends her time exhibiting nationally and internationally, while working out of her home studio in Jersey City, NJ.
The title of this exhibition, Bones in Motion, contains a double meaning: Bones in Motion calls forth Giugni’s process of drawing and abstracting her bone sculptures to inform her paintings and develop her visual vocabulary. It also references a time of “getting back to work” and production. The latter alludes to the artist’s journey after the lengthy lockdown of the pandemic, followed by a bout with ill health.
Natalie Giugni’s latest creations examine classical themes such as death and rebirth, confinement, liberation, wretchedness, and beauty in two- and three-dimensional compositions. She sometimes executes these with solemn regard and, in other instances, with tongue-in-cheek humor. Her new series gives new life to bits and pieces of bones and mythology through the deconstruction and abstraction of their imagery.
What our visitors saying about their experience
Your philosophy is wonderful, we need more people to think as you do. I think the Garage Art Center is an important project and much needed in the neighborhood.Anonymous, Bayside
I agree it's wonderful to be able to support other artists. At the Garage Art Center, we could have a talk for the community about the joy of not only collecting art but giving it as a special gift. Not about commercialism, but about how it can affect your life.Anonymous, Jackson Heights
I'm thrilled to be part of what you are doing. I have for years, wished for a local community for artists.Anonymous, Bayside
This is what I always dreamed about. I used to think about the artists, writers, and musicians would gather and discuss, share, and collaborate. Thank you so much for making this happen with your special vision!Anonymous