While contemplating how to portray those transitional phases in life, Seonna Hong sought inspiration in the concept of liminal space, that place and time where one straddles the cusp of change. Described as being neither “here nor there”, this anxious period of life creates a feeling of expectant excitement for what’s to come. “These new paintings have been created in the space of not knowing. The world is turned upside down, so with this new work and with where I’m at in my life, I’m moving through this space, giving in to the not knowing with hopeful anticipation for the next leap forward.” At NYC’s Hashimoto Contemporary, the LA-based artist’s swirling, serene dreamscape narratives prevail, as figures and creatures cavort throughout the scene.…

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