The Heidi Cho Gallery is Permanently Closed
Heidi Cho Gallery opened its doors in 2003 in the heart of Chelsea’s gallery district with the intention of showcasing the work of mid-career artists as well as promising emerging artists. For a number of years this was the gallery's website. The gallery is permanently closed.
Content is from the site's 2007 -2011 archived pages offering but a glimpse of the artists it represented.
Enjoy the nostalgic trip back....
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Heidi Cho Gallery was established in the Spring of 2003 in the heart of the Chelsea gallery district, with the intention of promoting the work of mid-career and emerging contemporary artists. It is our mission to showcase a wide spectrum of international artists working in diverse media such as painting, video, photography and installation. Since its creation our gallery has shown artists from different backgrounds and origins, and has actively participated in cutting-edge international arts fairs.
Rafael DiazCasas, Director
Heidi Cho gallery opened its doors in 2003 in the heart of Chelsea’s gallery district with the intention of showcasing the work of mid-career artists as well as promising emerging artists. The gallery has hosted well known artists such as Frank Bowling and Ronnie Landfield as well as young cutting edge artists Taewon Jang and Saya Woolfalk. The gallery is pleased to have participated in several International Art Fairs and will continue to do so in the future.
Marilyn Rosenberg, Director
Carlos Rodriguez Cardenas
Architecture, Garden, Landscape: Memory of a Journey
Sept 20, 2007 - Oct 6, 2007
Aqua Art Miami 07
Heidi Cho Gallery will be joining Ashley Gallery at Aqua Art Fair
Dec 5, 2007 - Dec 9, 2007
November 8 - Dec 29, 2007
Heidi Cho Gallery is pleased to present Toward Monochrome, a selection of the work of Ronnie Landfield from 2000 to 2006.
Ronnie Landfield, born in New York in 1947, is an abstract expressionist artist. He is well known as a colorist, having worked in this vein since the mid 1960s when he first came onto the art scene. He had his first solo exhibition at the inaugural season of the David Whitney Gallery in 1969, under the patronage of Philip Johnson. Landfield's work combines the concerns of Lyrical and Geometric Abstraction with a unique dynamic and flair. In Toward Monochrome, Landfield assembles a series of recent works in which he treats each painting as a monochromatic whole, allowing a single color to dominate the overall feeling. He is renowned for his colorful palette, which is vastly open yet concise and analytically conceived. In Light in your Eyes (2000), the color ranges from intense cadmium yellows to cool ochres, creating a uniform atmosphere with a sensitive internal balance; while in Compassion (2000) and Bluebird (2002) aggressive shades of blue feel simultaneously contained and pervasive.
In works such as Forest: Green (2006) and Close to Home (2006) the ground color and the band determine the overall ambience, building a tight unit with a multifaceted selection of hues. This exhibition features three paintings from the Nathan Series (2003), in which a single color dominates each painting: black in For Manet (2003), blue in Nathan's Painting (2002) and violet in Nathan's Painting 4 (2003). While many colors hover and dance in Ronnie Landfield's paintings, they all cluster in masterful harmony around a dominant color and, as an invigorating whole, lean Toward Monochrome.
In Ronnie Landfield: Five Decades, at the Butler Institute of American Art in Ohio, Robert C. Morgan extols the intuitive spirituality of Landfield's work: "Through their assertiveness, the paintings of Landfield retain a discourse that is less given to theory than to the manifestation of color as transcendent emotion." His work, informed by traditions found in both Eastern and Western Art, has been described by critic Mark Daniel Cohen as "a unique blending of American romanticism, Mediterranean color and Asian aesthetics." Landfield has had over 60 solo exhibitions throughout the United States, and his work is featured in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, as well as in museums and universities throughout the world.
Infinite Time, Infinie Color, Infitine Memory
Hand chiseled metal from Russian, American, Chinese, Hungarian cars,Cuban water tanks and refrigerators
San Alejandro Academy of Art, Cuba. 1996
Graduate of the Graphic Design Institute, Havana, Cuba. 1992
Selected Solo Exhibitions
Se Escribe Como Se Vive, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Building My Silence, Habana Bienale. Havana, Cuba
After Time, Arts District. San Francisco, CA
Lost and Found. Heidi Cho Gallery. New York, NY
The Rupture of Fragmentation, Kentler International Drawing Space. Brooklyn, NY
In the Reason, Another, Morro Castle, Havana, Cuba
Boredom Zone, Agglutinant Space, Havana, Cuba
Metastasis of Elements, Art Center, 23 y 12, Havana, Cuba
The End, Casa del Cultura, Jaruco, Havana, Cuba
Selected Group Exhibitions
Art Madrid. International Art Fair. Madrid, Spain
Cuba Untitled. Heidi Cho Gallery. New York, NY
Havana Inside Out. Jonathan Ferrara Gallery. New Orleans, LA
Common Sense, Habana Gallery, Linea esq F., Havana, Cuba
Work on Paper, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Made in Cuba, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
The Black White Show, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Marker Project, Collateral to Venice's Biennial, Italy
This is Your House Vicenta, Calle 11 esq. 8, Vedado, Havana, Cuba
Christian Zeller Gallery, Bern, Switzerland
Representative of Cuban Art, Josefina Museum Gallery, Nicaragua
La Boheme Gallery, Coral Gables, Miami, FL
Las Americas Museum, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Another View of the Landscape, Art and Design Center, Luz y Oficios, Havana, Cuba
Almendares River, nor Strawberry nor Chocolate, Santa Clara Convent, Havana, Cuba
Juan David Hall, 23 y 12 Art Gallery, Havana Cuba
Mirta Serra Hall, San Anotnio de los Banios, Havana, Cuba
1997 Second acknowledgement and scholarship, Angel Orenzanz Foundation New York
1996 First Prize, International Hall, Academy 96 (San Alejandro), Havana Cuba
1994 First Prize, Aristides Fernández Hall, Guines, Havana, Cuba
Mike Childs was born and grew-up in Toronto, Ontario. He received his undergraduate degree in studio art from the University of Guelph, Ontario in 1990. Upon graduation, Mike returned to Toronto where he maintained a studio and worked as a studio assistant to several local artists.
In 1992, he was accepted to the MFA program at Florida State University in Tallahassee. With that move, he established what has become a permanent residence in the United States. Following graduation, he received the Florence Study Award from FSU and spent five months painting and studying in Italy.
After returning from Italy, Mike moved to New York, where he has been living and working since. He has participated in several group shows both in New York and in Seattle, and most recently at the ALJIRA Center for Contemporary Art in Newark, NJ as well as Artek Contemporaries in New York City.In addition to showing, he has co-curated (with other artists) three shows, one of which was a site-specific installation in a Queens skyscraper entitled ¡°Six Windows.¡± Awards include a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and the Lower Manhattan Arts Council Award. His current studio is in Long Island City.
HALMUHNEE: PORTRAITS OF KOREAN "COMFORT WOMEN"
April 21 - May 26, 2007
When I found out about the Halmuhnees (“Comfort Women” in Korean) and the sexual slavery that they had to suffer through, what astounded me the most was not the brutality of rape, it was the strength of these women.I could not believe that after years of horrid circumstances that life and war threw at these women, they endured through it all.Not only did they just survive it, they also overcame it and became activists, speaking up for their rights.Their strength inspired me to go to Korea to meet them.
This series of photographs are an intimate portrayal of the three weeks I spent with eight of the former “Comfort Women” who live at the House of Sharing in South Korea.I captured these women as the strong and unique individuals that they are.I want to celebrate their strength and beauty, because the world often forgets about who these women are beyond that label of a victim.These women’s virginities, youths and lives were stolen by sexual slavery; however there is such purity and beauty in these women that even a thousand men could not steal away.These photographs are my intimate portrayal of my role models, my heroes, my grandmothers. My halmuhnees.