12 MFA Artists from SVA in ‘Echo Box: A Group Exhibition’ at LatchKey Gallery




Katinka Huang, Pickle it if you don’t know what to do with it, 2023; Charcoal, ink, acrylics and pastel on canvas, 48 x 48 in. Image courtesy of the artist.

LatchKey Gallery is proud to present ECHO BOX, a group exhibition of 12 emerging artists currently pursuing their MFA at the School of Visual Arts, New York. Over the course of this new year, artist, professor James O. Clark and founder, director of LKG, Amanda Uribe worked with the students to realize an exhibition while providing the business fundamentals for an artist navigating this art world. ECHO BOX will be on view at LatchKey Gallery, 173 Henry Street NYC from Friday, February 10 – February 26, 2023. An opening reception will take place on February 10 from 6-8pm.

Chaos, displacement, and contemporary identities are interlaced in this group exhibition of 12 emerging artists. ECHO BOX dissects the group’s collective effort to grapple with the overstimulating era we live in. Each artist offers a glimpse into their cultural background while questioning how their unique identity interweaves with their societal experience of the present moment. The artists use the noise of our accelerating world to create space for contemplation, confrontation, and commemoration.

Capucine Bourcart, THE GARDEN, 2023, Textile painting with dirt, embroidery cotton thread on linen, 47 x 38 in. Image courtesy of the artist.

This group exhibition assembles a range of mediums from paintings to installations that venture into materiality and everyday shapes. Abstraction takes on many forms in this exhibition; familiar motifs are fragmented in space, and the concept of language is repurposed and pushed beyond its boundaries. In between the abstract painting and installation stands a visceral body of figurative works that taps into the female psyche and collective trauma. The multifaceted body of work echoes between past and present, eastern and western, calm and chaos.

Despite the diverse nature of works in ECHO BOX, an evocative and cohesive conversation is exchanged between each artist’s critical response towards contemporary matters.

Yissho Oh, Untitled,2022, Acrylic, ink, oil stick on silicone on framed wood panel, 33.5 x 33.5 x 2 in. Image courtesy of the artist.

Artists include Capucine Bourcart, Simon Cooper, Chukwu Chukwuemeka, Tyson Houseman, Katinka Huang, Polin Huang, Yanmei Jiang, Hyuk Kwon, Yissho Oh, Yingyao Liang, Tianshu Zhang, and Yi Xu.

Echo Box, organized by James O. Clark, will be on view from February 10 to February 26, 2023 at LatchKey Gallery, 173 Henry Street, NYC. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, February 10th from 6-8pm.