"from dusk till dawn"

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From Dusk Till Dawn (Installation View), Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco  2022

photographed by Shaun Roberts

Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present From Dusk Till Dawn a solo exhibition by Chicago-based artist David Heo. Heo's new body of work showcases a range of paintings and collages that draw influence from two personal wells of information; his southern upbringing in the United States and his first generation Korean-American heritage.

 

The artist heavily reflects on the emotional pendulum of the last few years, deftly attuned to the effects of forced personal and cultural introspection. From Dusk Till Dawn presents these vulnerable content-laden moments as the subject matter. Through these vulnerabilities, he exposes the dynamics between the depicted moments and their unmasked tensions.

 

For this exhibition, Heo expands from his early 2020 body of work and excavates symbology inspired from worldly mythos, Korean folklore, and personal experiences. Based on the rhythms of aporia, the artist presents these new understandings and reflections intertwined with vibrant colors, hard-painted edges and a mixed dialogue between mediums. The color palette and idiosyncratic symbols contrast themselves with gentle tension that exists within our contemporary times.

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Best of Luck, 2022

Colored pencil, crayon, oil and acrylic on canvas

60 x 48 in. (152.4 x 121.92 cm)

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Conversations (After Inner Dialogue), 2022

Crayon, charcoal, graphite powder, oilstick, oil and acrylic on canvas

60 x 48 in. (152.4 x 121.92 cm)

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Untitled (Yellow), 2022

Crayon, charcoal, oil and acrylic on canvas

60 x 48 in. (152.4 x 121.92 cm)

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Hit Hard (Won’t Break), 2021

Mixed media and painted paper cutouts collaged on paper

9 × 12 in  (22.8 x 30.4 cm) 

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Soft Silence, 2022

Mixed media and painted paper cutouts collaged on paper

9 × 12 in  (22.8 x 30.4 cm) 

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Untitled (Blank), 2022

Mixed media and painted paper cutouts collaged on paper

9 × 12 in  (22.8 x 30.4 cm) 

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Untitled (Look Out), 2021

Mixed media and painted paper cutouts collaged on paper

9 × 12 in  (22.8 x 30.4 cm) 

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Untitled (Look Up), 2021

Mixed media and painted paper cutouts collaged on paper

9 × 12 in  (22.8 x 30.4 cm) 

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The Inheritance, 2022

Crayon, graphite powder, oil and acrylic on cradled panel

24 x 36 in.  (60.9 x 91.4 cm) 

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Folklore, 2022

Mixed media and painted paper cutouts collaged on paper

18 × 24 in  (45.7 x 60.9 cm) 

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In Between, 2022

Collage, colored pencil, graphite, oil and acrylic on cradled panel

9 × 12 in  (22.8 x 30.4 cm) 

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astronomical, 2022

Crayon, charcoal, oil and acrylic on cradled panel

30 x 24 in.  (76.2 x 60.9 cm) 

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