Asian Art Traditions Meet American Living

imageYoo Geun Taek’s contemporary art may take viewers by surprise. The South Korean artist and research exchange professor is presenting paintings, animation and woodcuts at CW Post. His new works are inspired by the “strange emotions” experienced while living in New Jersey and expressed through Asian art traditions. This is the first time Yoo has lived in America.

Yoo’s art combines the traditions of Korean Ink and Wash movement with Japanese block printing. Korean Ink and Wash tradition strives to capture the soul of the subject in an expressionist manner using black ink. Japanese block prints are marked by flat planes, unusual angles and defined linear outlines.

imageYoo layers these traditions with contemporary art sensibilities. Some paintings have a touch of orchestrated surrealism. And humor helps lighten serious reflections on contemporary living.

Yoo Geun Taek’s Solo Exhibition is on view from October 2 to 28 at the Hutchins Gallery. An opening will be held on October 15 from 2 to 4pm. Yoo will discuss his work and the role of art on October 18 at 7pm.

Hutchins Gallery, CW Post Campus, Long Island University, 720 Northern Blvd, Brookville. (516) 299-2891,

Sights and Sounds for Warhol

imagePop artist Andy Warhol (1928-1987) coined the phrase, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” Warhol’s fame continues at the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in 15 Minutes: Homage to Andy Warhol. The exhibition continues through October 29.

The show features pairs of silkscreen prints and sound recordings made in homage to Warhol and his circle. Most of the exhibition contributors all knew Warhol, according to exhibition information. They include Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Nat Finkelstein and others.

Also on view is a can of Campbell’s soup and copy of Interview magazine. Both are autographed. 15 Minutes will travel to the Andy Warhol Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Beijing, China and other venues. It’s produced by Jeff Gordon and Path Soong.

Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, 830 Springs-Fireplace Rd, East Hampton. (631) 324-4929,

pat rogers

Pat Rogers is a freelance writer specializing in arts and culture on Long Island. When not going to art openings or interviewing actors or musicians, she’s looking for the next interesting story.